A couple of weeks ago, when I was following the 2012 selection, Rick Santorum, a Republican candidate for president, said that having women close to the front lines may make men emotional is they see a woman in harm's way. He explicitly states that, "Men have emotions when they see a woman in harm's way,". One can read more about this statement here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2099399/Rick-Santorum-claims-female-soldiers-line-compromise-missions.html
Now I am not one to assume that he was being sexist. Maybe this was just how he was conditioned to think. And in some one's mind, he has a legitimate argument. Women are just suppose to be stay-at-home mothers and not in harm's way. Some women in the army feel that the Pentagon feels this way. Shoshana Johnson, a former POW, says that the pentagon still doesn't allow women on the front lines. She says, "The typical reasons cited for maintaining the current military policy are rape, injury, and the most condescending, and quite frankly, insulting: a female’s ability to do the job." The statement can be found her: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/02/24/former-pow-shoshana-johnson-is-fed-up-with-the-military-s-stance-on-women-in-combat.html
I believe that this type of issue helps people understand why Superheroines were created in the first place. The reason: Women can be in harm's way and fend for themselves. Wonder Woman was saving the whole planet by herself. She's a testament to female excellency and a role model to young girls. No one questioned her ability to combat evil; why should anyone criticized female soldiers for doing the same thing?