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Military Reveals Plans For Integrating Women Into Combat Units, But Many Questions Remain

TweetBy Ariela Migdal, ACLU Women’s Rights Project & Vania Leveille, ACLU Washington Legislative Office On January 24, 2013, we saw a great victory for U.S. servicewomen when the Department of Defense announced it was ending the ban on women serving in combat units and occupational specialties. As the Pentagon and the armed services begin implementing [...]
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Combat Exclusion for Women Should No Longer Be the Rule

TweetBy Tiseme Zegeye, ACLU Women’s Rights Project & Elayne Weiss, ACLU Washington Legislative Office Earlier this week Huffington Post reported, "American women have served in the military since there has been an America to serve." And while it is widely acknowledged that women are already engaging in combat, American servicewomen continue to be officially excluded [...]
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DoD Comes Closer to Recognizing that Women Are Already Serving on the Front Lines

TweetBy Ariela Migdal, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Women’s Rights Project & Vania Leveille, Senior Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office Last week, Pentagon officials got a few steps closer to recognizing what those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan have known for years: servicewomen fight on the battlefield alongside their male counterparts, despite a longstanding rule [...]
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Lifting ban on women in combat

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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My Duty to Speak. Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma silence no longer.

TweetAccording to the Department of Defense, they have a total of 3230 reported rapes in the military for fiscal year 2009 or roughly a rape is reported every four hours. According to experts from the Department of Defense, the Military Rape Crisis Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs many more rape cases go unreported [...]
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