Tag Archives: women in the military

Military women who have been raped will finally have insurance coverage for an abortion

TweetGood news! Looks like Senator Shaheen’s amendment expanding abortion coverage for women in the military is going to pass: A bipartisan conference committee of House and Senate members approved an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill on Tuesday that will extend the insurance coverage of abortion to military women who have been raped. Sen. Jeanne [...]
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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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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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