The military has long prided itself on being a meritocracy, where those who serve are judged not based on who they are or where they come from, but rather what they have to offer to help defend this country. Today, we take yet another step toward that continued excellence.
Gayle Lemmon knows firsthand why women should be equally represented in portrayals of war in pop-culture.
In 2013 women became eligible for the same combat opportunities as men in the armed services. President Obama has advocated vigorously for women in combat, and the goal is for the Armed Services to fully integrate women into all spheres by January 1, 2016.
Tank loader and Marine rifleman are two of those jobs currently closed to women. Judging by my experience, at least, I see no reason why women couldn't do either. But it ain't easy.
Sexual predators in the military are unafraid, because they know an unwritten code shields them. In her ignorance, Liz Trotta shone a bright light on this ugly, damaging truth.
"They have a lot of work to do, but I think they see what the objective is," Kelty said. "Given limited resources and the
Women soldiers face unthinkable challenges, both at war and afterward. Stephanie Moles started the organization Grace After
Nearly six and a half years into the Iraq War, women soldiers are finally getting some attention in the mainstream press.
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"By including female police among our ranks, we foster a safe environment for victims to get the help they need and deserve
Women serving in the U.S. military are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire in Iraq.