Sexual Assault in Canadian Military
December 5, 2016: More than a quarter of women in Canada's military have been the victims of sexual assault according to results of a recent survey. The survey was commissioned by the armed forces and followed a scathing 2015 report that found that the culture of the military was “hostile to women and L.G.T.B.Q. members and conducive to more serious incidents” involving sexual harassment and assault. See the story: Women in Canadian Military Report Widespread Sexual Assault ( New York Times) In related news, a former military officer from Nova Scotia says she hopes that a proposed class action lawsuit will eradicate gender-based discrimination in the Canadian Armed Forces. See story: Woman from Yarmouth Leads Proposed Lawsuit Against Canadian Military (CBC)
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West Point's Woman Problem
December 8, 2019: Why aren’t there more women at West Point? All military occupations and units are now open to women, yet women made up less than 20 percent of the 2018 West Point graduating class. And that was the highest percentage ever.