In fact I believe that service in the Army at least is proportionately more valuable to females than males simply because our culture rewards males with leadership opportunities earlier in their careers and too often women fall into the administration groove and are given few opportunities to lead.I think there is some sound career guidance for parents, looking to guide their children.
We should be careful of stereotypes. My youngest son and his wife are currently home schooling their children. However, I am not allowed to buy their four year old daughter "girl" toys. A Lego helicopter earlier this week was very acceptable. I was glad to oblige.
Regards — Cliff