Tag Archives: War

Girl Soldiers: Finding Equality in War?

TweetWe tend to think of female victims of armed conflict as women who have been raped or suffered other gender-based violence at the hands of male combatants. We think of women who have seen their families torn apart and suffered unspeakable economic, emotional, and physical losses as a result of war. And this is, of [...]
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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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Newsflash: war and militarism are dangerous for women

TweetEach year the United Nations releases a report documenting conflict-related sexual violence around the world. And this year’s report, for the first time, names some of the military forces, militia and other armed groups that are suspected of being among the worst offenders. While this might seem to be yet another tale from the Captain [...]
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The truth about our wars

TweetRon Paul is a massive racist. I am absolutely not OK with that. Many of his views are incredibly dangerous. He should never ever ever be president. I am also disgusted by the role of Super PACs in our political landscape. Citizens United was a terrible ruling from a Supreme Court that’s just as much [...]
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Women, War and Peace to air final episode tomorrow

Tweet Watch Behind the Scenes with Geena Davis on PBS. See more from Women War and Peace. It’s so rare that there is compelling and accurate television that captures both the challenges that women face around the world as well as the power we wield. Women, War & Peace is a new five-part PBS television [...]
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