Women on the Front Lines
January 10, 2020
January 10, 2020: The 1990's saw women beginning to fill a wider range of roles in the military, with many countries relaxing their bans on women serving in combat roles. As a result, women are able to fly combat aircraft, serve in artillery units, staff missile emplacements, serve as combat medics, and fill various other roles that involve potential combat exposure. In this article women who have been on the front lines discuss their varying experiences.
All acknowledged that the system demanded that they become more masculine. Most expressed a certain tension between the desire to meet this expectation, on the one hand, and a resistance to it, on the other. Women in the military are confronted with both formal structural barriers and non-formal barriers in the form of various exclusion mechanisms that are difficult to expose and change.
Read more: Women on the Front Lines: Military Service, Combat and Gender (blog.oup.com)
Latest Newsview all
Ensuring Gender Mainstreaming in Small Arms Control - webinar 8 March 2023
March 7, 2023
This year's International Women's Day sees UNODA and IANSA combine to put on a webinar to launch UNODA's "Training Manual on Mainstreaming Gender in Small Arms Control"
CSW67 2023 Bridge to the Future: Women and Girls at the Center of Progress – Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies
March 2, 2023
SecurityWomen and WIIS (Women In International Security) are curating an important discussion around women’s influence in cybersecurity, innovation, and emerging technologies at this year's CSW, on 14 March at 10.00am ETZ (2.00pm UK time)