Terrorism and Gender
June 7, 2017: As nations grapple with the enormous challenge of protecting against security threats, it’s crucial to grasp the ways in which extremist groups manipulate gender norms and gender dynamics, according to a recent Vox article. One of the gender issues that terrorists take advantage of is the lack of women in the military and police. From Sri Lanka to Chechnya, groups have counted on the ability of women to move free of suspicion or scrutiny since male officers are not allowed to search them. See full article: We Need To Think Harder about Terrorism and Gender. ISIS Already Is (www.vox.com)
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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.