Former U.S. Marine Says, "Let Women Be Warriors"
November 26, 2018: In a recent NY Times opinion piece, former Marine Teresa Fazio writes that the major impediment to women's success in combat units is not their performance but lack of acceptance by their male counterparts. Several countries have allowed women into combat units for years, including Canada, Israel, Norway and Sweden. Evidence gathered regarding military performance in these countries shows that gender-integrated combat teams are effective. According to Ms Fazio, "The question, then, is not whether women can be effective combat troops but whether a hypermasculine military culture can adjust. The potential benefits of having women in combat units argue for making that happen."
Read more: Let Women Be Warriors (nytimes.com)
Latest Newsview all
U.S. National Security Agency's Cybersecurity Summer Camp
August 18, 2019: In 2014 not long after the National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the N.S.A. was monitoring the phone calls and e-mail of American citizens, Congress passed the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, to “strengthen cybersecurity research and development, workforce development and education.” The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act also spurred the N.S.A. to do something unexpected: it began sponsoring summer cybersecurity camps for children.
Where Are the Plastic Army Women?
August 15, 2019: When 6-year-old Vivian Lord was disappointed to find that her new set of green plastic soldiers were all male figures, she decided to take it up directly with various toy makers, penning letters to three different companies in an effort to add a little enlightenment to some antiquated business practices.