I'm a female player but in various games i play male and female characters.
I can image anyone loves to play a different gender from time to time.
Also there is mostly a very logic reason as why there aint many shooters with female characters in it.
It has to do with the size of the character and the hit changes.
Female characters are more likely to me smaller and skinnier and there for there a harder target; so putting those characters in a game will get you alot of QQing, unless you want huge broad.
It has been a big discussion in other games even those that already have genders in them.
Also putting women in would be highly unlikely as not to many women are in the army; maybe in the future there could be changes but i don't see that coming all that soon; also giving the fact that men are the main part of an army for many different reasons.
And from my personal opinion it's not good to put women characters in a men's game like this. Even in not so manly games there is always the fight for sexes and there will always be the humiliation. People complaining it shouldn't be in there and that girls can't play. Revealing you're a woman in these types of games will get you lots of shity comments, i don't think it will be an improvement if you can't hide your real indentity anymore (there should than be freedom to choose if you actually wanna play a female ofcourse, otherwise it would be such a supressed matter "you're a woman, here play one")
pretty sure this game is not based on the US military alone.
Also its a first person shooter so you would only see others and not yourself so whats the point.
Also given that most players on COD just hit puberty one could imagine what kind of things these kids would come up with to do.
Not sure COD would be associated with all the vids that would be on youtube lol.
try again when this game has a mature audience lol.