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Battlefield Equality


Society & Culture  (tags: women, world, rights, war, combat, society, culture )

Carrie
- 446 days ago - newyorker.com
I remember the first time I saw a female combat soldier. It was in a town called Arasadithivu, on the island of Sri Lanka.It was strange, meeting those women. They were impossible not to like, even to respect, ...



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Lois Jordan (55)
Friday January 25, 2013, 5:06 pm
Noted. Interesting read. While I despise the notion of war and violence, I must admit it exists throughout the world. I have no problem with women having equality in all areas...the choice is theirs to make.
 

John B. (215)
Friday January 25, 2013, 9:26 pm
Thanks Carrie for the link to the excellent article by Dexter Filkins. In this day and age there are no "safe areas" in a combat zone and women have proven themselves in the pas,t fighting in the Revolutionary War and the American Civil War. About time is was made official. Kudos to Secretary Panetta and the Defense Department. Read and noted.
 

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 2:06 pm
It will be interesting indeed to see how many women make it into the military elite (Army Rangers, Navy Seals). All I can say is it is about time...kudos to Leon Panetta for this one!
 

Jaime A. (30)
Saturday January 26, 2013, 9:10 pm
Noted.
 
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