Since 2013, the U.S. military has been a course to open all combat positions--including infantry, armor and special operations jobs--to qualified female service members by January 2016.
But some people--mostly men, unsurprisingly--question whether women truly have the physical strength, mental resilience and all-around gumption to be true assets on the battlefield. They worry that if women can pick up guns, drive tanks and engage in hand-to-hand combat to the death with jihadists, they'll just keep asking for more.
They are right to worry. A close examination of history shows that American women are like the eponymous title character in "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie." Like the mouse, once they have their cookie, they are just going to keep demanding more opportunities to prove their equality with men.
Don't believe me? Check out these women who kept wanting more.