To day this day it stands true that there are no women in the Navy SEALs. This has been debated by many “equal rights” groups who claim that this is a sexist law. However, there has never been a woman who could pass the strenuous physical aspects of Navy SEAL training. In fact, there has never been a woman who has qualified to even be considered to enter BUD/S Training.
Though this is true of the United States Navy, it’s not true where film is concerned. Specifically for the 1997 Ridley Scott film G.I. Jane, wherein, Demi Moore plays a woman who is training to become the very first female Navy SEAL. The film portrays Demi Moore’s character as a very driven women who wants to make a bold statement that “women can do everything that a man can do”. This film was considered by many associated with the Navy SEALs to be very controversial.
Regardless of whether you support female Navy SEALs or not, the film G.I. Jane is an intriguing action/drama that comes off more like a political statement in the end. Even G.I. Jane herself begins to question her motives and whether or not she could successfully carry out missions just as well as the other physically fit men around her.
For now, female Navy SEALs are just a work of Hollywood magic and it is believed that in the near future there will be no female Navy SEALs. However, many are hopeful that this could change in the many years to come.