The female soldier is still as controversial as ever. Women are meant to stay at home, look after the kids and provide a warm home for when their men return from the frontline. Not that this conservative notion is stopping these female soldiers from picking up arms and fighting for their country and beliefs. And a bullet fired by a female soldier will kill you just as quickly as one fired by a male soldier.

Female Soldiers

Serbian army cadets stand in formation during a graduation ceremony in Belgrade September 15, 2007. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Female Soldiers

Israeli Platoon Commander Racheli Levantal shouts instructions during a training session at military base in southern Israel February 12, 2007. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

Female Soldiers

Israeli platoon commander of the Karakal Battalion Racheli Levantal undergoes a combat fitness test, at a sports center near Netanya February 22, 2007. The Karakal Battalion, which is made up of male and female combat soldiers, is a Ground Corps Battalion that is part of the routine security measures of the Southern Command for the protection of the borders of the country. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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Special military policewomen practice with men during a training session in Yinchuan, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region May 28, 2007. Picture taken May 28, 2007. REUTERS/China Daily

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Female officers of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (SAF) show their skills during a demonstration on anti-terrorism tactics in the police headquarters in Taguig city, south of Manila October 30, 2007. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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Female U.S. soldiers stroll down a Mogadishu beach with their weapons July 11, 1993. REUTERS/Dan Eldon

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A police officer loads a gun during a shooting competition among female police staff on occasion of the forthcoming International Women's Day in the southern Russian city of Stavropol March 5, 2008. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

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Female members of the Palestinian Fatah al-Intifada march during a military show as part of a graduating ceremony at Saladin camp, near Damascus July 15, 2010. REUTERS/ Khaled al-Hariri

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Female North Korean soldiers wave to a Chinese boat for tourists on the banks of Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

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A female Interior Ministry officer salutes during a graduation ceremony at the Far Eastern Law Institute of Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs in the city of Vladivostok, July 28, 2010. Seven female officers from a total of 50 officers graduated after going through a five-year course. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev

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A female soldier helps another put on lipstick before a military party in Beijing July 29, 2010, ahead of Army Day on August 1. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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Female soldiers dressed in traditional clothing march during a military parade in culmination of bicentennial celebrations in Mexico City September 16, 2010. Tens of thousands of Mexicans thronged the streets on Wednesday to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mexico's fight for independence from Spain. Mexicans celebrate their independence on two consecutive days, the 15th and 16th of September. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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An Iranian female police cadet stands guard during a graduation ceremony at Iran's police academy in Tehran March 12, 2005. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

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Female soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo army march during a ceremony to mark the signing of a post-war constitution at the presidential palace in the capital Kinshasa, February 18, 2006. Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday adopted a new constitution aimed at bringing an end to decades of dictatorship, war and chaos in the vast country, and paving the way for elections by mid-2006. REUTERS/David Lewis

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Female soldiers from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) ground force march in formation past Tiananmen Square during a massive parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing October 1, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Female Soldiers

A female Islamist insurgent raises a weapon outside the stadium in Mogadishu, one of the bases vacated by Ethiopian troops January 14, 2009. Islamist insurgents fired mortar bombs at Somalia's presidential palace on Wednesday, underlining fears of more bloodshed a day after Ethiopian troops supporting the government quit bases in Mogadishu. Witnesses said security forces guarding the hill-top palace compound in the capital responded with their own volley of artillery shells, but there was no immediate word on casualties. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta

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A soldier from the honor guard looks back as she attends an official welcoming ceremony for Saint Lucia's Prime Minister Stephenson King at Havana's Revolution Palace January 7, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

Female Soldiers

A police cadet holds her rifle during a mock patrol demonstration during a graduation ceremony in a U.S. military camp in Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad, September 18, 2008. More than 700 police trainees, including 21 female police officers, graduated on Thursday in Camp Azraf. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

Female Soldiers

In a picture released by Israeli Defence Forces press office, an Israeli army female soldier shouts during a week-long survival course for women in the infantry at an undisclosed location in Israel May 23, 2005. REUTERS/IDF

Female Soldiers

Croatian military policewomen target practice in snowy conditions at a military base near Zagreb on January 31, 2003. The four women are
members of a Croatian army unit which will go to Afghanistan in February as part of a German division of the NATO mission. REUTERS/Nikola Solic

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Residents walk past a female U.S. soldier on patrol in Baghdad's Mansour shopping district May 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen

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A government soldier carries her infant on her back at Mushake in eastern Congo, January 26, 2009. Congolese Hutu rebels said on Sunday they had clashed for the first time with a Rwandan-Congolese force deployed to crush them and civilians expressed fears they would be caught up in the violence. REUTERS/Alissa Everett

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A female cadet marches in a military training school in Bogota March 4, 2009. Female soldiers are taking part in the first ever course that will let them pursue careers as combat officers in the army. Picture taken March 4, 2009. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

Female Soldiers

Female cadets march in a military training school in Bogota March 4, 2009. Female soldiers are taking part in the first ever course that will let them pursue careers as combat officers in the army. Picture taken March 4, 2009. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

Female Soldiers

Women police cadets attend a training session in Baghdad March 22, 2009. About 48 women have attended 9 months of training and will graduate as police officers at the Higher Institution for developing security and management in Baghdad. REUTERS/May Naji

Female Soldiers

Iraqi policewomen aim their weapons during training at a police academy in Kerbala, 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Baghdad March 22, 2009. About 2000 policewomen are in the three month training course. REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed

Female Soldiers

Venezuelan civil reservists attend an event to commemorate President Hugo Chavez's 7th anniversary of his return to power, after a brief coup, in Caracas April 13, 2009. Chavez was briefly forced from office in 2002 by military officers and opposition leaders after clashes between demonstrators in downtown Caracas killed some 20 people in events that bitterly divided the OPEC nation for years along political lines. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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A Somali girl holds a gun for a guard while he prays in a compound in Mogadishu March 8. Although Somali women are seldom active participants in clan fighting, thousands have been affected by the famine and clan violence which has shaken the country. REUTERS/STR News

Female Soldiers

French policewoman Sophie Lefillastre displays the new standard sidearm which will soon equip French police and gendarmerie, September 24, 2003. The SIG Sauer SP 2002 is a 9 mm parabellum automatic pistol made by German company J.P Sauer and Sonh, and was presented in Paris today. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Female Soldiers

A policewoman from the special forces of the municipality of San Pedro Garza Garcia attends the launching ceremony of the security program at the police headquarters in San Pedro Garza Garcia, just outside Monterrey November 6, 2009. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

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