Up until World War One women in the UK were denied the vote because they did not do the same work as men. With the war men had to go and fight and, surprise surprise, women had to do the jobs men did. Including working in the ammunition factories, and sometime dying in them. So the argument about women not being able to do the same jobs as men did not have a leg to stand on and women got the vote.
I find the modern arguments about women in combat roles interesting. In the UK in World War Two women operated anti-aircraft guns. Don’t know about you but shooting at the enemy must surely count as a combat roll.