Undoing Sexism in the U.S. Military
June 28, 2017
March 21, 2017: In the wake of the recent U.S. military scandal where hundreds of current and former Marines posted and commented on nude and sexually suggestive photos of female colleagues, both the federal government and military are examining ways to create a better workplace for women. This article discusses the challenges faced by military women and changes that could increase their numbers and create true integration. Read the article: Recruiting More Women is the Best Way to Solve One of the Military's Worst Problems (Quartz media, qz.com)
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