In my book, there is alot of characters both opposite genders in a way they have no choice even the MC never experiencing combat until a event that in a way forces them to. Just don't want the typical stereotype of women hiding defenselessly in their homes with their children, while men go to war. It's based in the future anyways but I just don't know about how to go about having mixed genders experiencing combat together. Honestly I want quite opposite, women actually arming themselves going out there fighting back even with their husbands, children; this society has balls. Combat brings high intensity, and stress to the highest levels even brings the worst out of people. I even read on here, majority men and women handle their situations quite differently. Where men have more rational thoughts as compared to women having more emotional thoughts. There is women who are strong willed, and handle their emotions better than most men do. In war, emotions will get you killed. With movies, and even books I noticed they don't show the break down characteristics or doesn't change them in some way emotionally or personality wise. It doesn't even effect them at all like it didn't even happen for some people it does, and others persevere and thrive on adversity. We have soldiers still having PTSD for example, and now debate is having women in combat. To me personally watching so many action,adventure type of movies, video games, and reading books. As for MC, he never killed anyone before until one point of the book then showing men, and women experiencing war transformation including the MC. I'm in the military, even me, and young joes want to experiencing combat beats garrison life like doing details all day like cutting grass,layouts, endless police calls, and ones who actually experienced combat, senior ranking NCO/Officers it's quite opposite after when watching your friend die in front of you. Realizing it's not Call of Duty in the video game. Now with women coming to the infantry/special operations units, they feel military is going to lower their standards and make the military weaker. Just want to know your thoughts on this.