Tag Archives: women in the military

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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Is the military labeling rape survivors as “crazy” to get rid of them?

Tweet Last year, 3,191 military sexual assaults were reported and the Pentagon estimates the actual number was about 19,000. And, although the military claims to have a zero tolerance policy for sexual assault in the ranks, the it has long been accused of not doing enough to address the problem. Now, according to a new [...]
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Santorum worries that female soldiers can’t hack it on the front lines because of all the “emotions”

TweetYesterday, the Pentagon announced plans to allow women into more front-line, combat jobs. The Service Women’s Action Network expressed disappointment that women will still be barred from serving as infantry, armor, and special operations forces, but said that the new rules were a big step in the right direction. As Adam Weinstein writes, “full gender [...]
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Explosives expert becomes second British woman to die in Afghanistan conflict

Tweet The British Ministry of Defence reported earlier this week that Captain Lisa Jade Head, a bomb disposal expert stationed in Helmand Province in Afghanistan, had become the second British woman to be killed in the war in Afghanistan. Head was 29, and hailed from West Yorkshire. She was killed while diffusing a roadside bomb. [...]
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Lifting ban on women in combat

Originally posted in Community Blog

Tweetcrossposted at loosegarments.wordpress.com I had an abundance of strangers and friends ask me in complete shock and disbelief over WHY I would ever want to join the military, when I had told them that that’s what I was doing with my life. I had a million reasons to respond with really (I myself had a [...]
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