Tag Archives: Military

Watch live: Senate hearing on sexual assault in the military

TweetThe Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel is currently holding a hearing on sexual assault in the military, including testimony from victims and military officials. You can watch the live stream of the hearing here. We are also live-tweeting thoughts and reactions from @Feministing using #MSThearing. Past Feministing coverage on this topic: Is the military [...]
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Quick hit: Seventy-five percent of Americans support ladies in combat

Tweet After much debate, the Pentagon announced last month that it was lifting the ban on women in combat. And it turns out most Americans are ok with that.  According to a survey from Quinnipiac University released on Thursday, American voters support women serving in combat 75-22 percent. There was little breakdown along gender lines: Men support [...]
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Quick Hit: Veterans’ partners and children often struggle with PTSD too

TweetThe great Mac McClelland  has a must-read piece in the latest Mother Jones on the epidemic of post-traumatic stress disorder among military families. Yes, families. PTSD is affecting not only returning vets but also their partners and children–and few are getting the help they need. Brannan Vines has never been to war, but her husband, [...]
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What We Missed

TweetAmanda Marcotte recounts an evening of feminist writing, and the sort of vitriol we put up with doing this work. A same-sex spouse was excluded from a military spouse group despite DADT repeal. Elizabeth Warren was appointed to the Banking committee, as well as Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), which is a BFD. The Senate finally [...]
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Are all job programs created equal?

TweetThe Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a sexual descrimination suit against Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) of Asheville, North Carolina.  The SPLC  alleges that women veterans were given unequal access to job training classes, as well as, resident support in comparison to men. The SPLC filed the complaint on behalf of Bagby, an Army [...]
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