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Weekly Feminist Reader

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Quick hit: Meet the first three women Marines to graduate from infantry training

TweetWhen it was announced earlier this year that the US military would be opening up to women combat positions that had previously been off-limits for them, I heard the same skeptical, sometimes sexism-veiling refrain over and over again: I’m fine with women doing these jobs, as long as they can pass the same physical tests [...]
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Serving while transgender

Tweet A new reality series looks at the reality faced by the transgender people who serve in the very military which officially bans them. Tweet
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Quick hit: Anu Bhagwati on the military and Miss America

TweetAt the MAKERS blog yesterday, friend of the site and no-joke total badass Anu Bhagwati, President of the Service Women’s Action Network, had a few things to say about Sgt. Theresa Vail, who represented the great state of Colorado in last weekend’s Miss America pageant. Bhagwati questions the media coverage of Vail and notes that [...]
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The environmental costs of militarism

TweetAs we are in the midst of a national conversation on military action on Syria, one important yet not often talked about impact that we must consider are the environmental costs of militarism. I’m not talking about trees and rivers here – though those are lovely and absolutely important. I am thinking of the environmental [...]
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