women in US army

2 Female Soldiers Sue US Military to End Women in Combat Ban

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The Los Angeles Times reported today that two female soldiers are suing the US Army and Department of Defense to end the ban on women participating in combat.

The complaint they filed on Wednesday May 23rd asserts that the rights of servicewomen are being violated by excluding them from specific military positions and combat roles, solely based on their gender.

We are so proud of these two military women, who are standing up for equal rights!

 Read more at LATimes.com

About Claire

I grew up in both the Netherlands and the US. When I moved to America at age 10 I was confronted with conflicting social constructs of gender and class. As a student of the social and cognitive sciences, I gained a greater understanding of how human decision-making can lead to unintended system-wide consequences in the interdependent world we live in, especially when you throw stereotyping into the mix. Having struggled as both a poor and female American citizen, I am quite aware of what it means to blame a victim for their circumstances. I feel that I have a voice, and responsibility, to stand up for those who are currently silent.

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