Monday, December 14, 2009

Back from combat, women struggle for acceptance

I highly recommend this article for all Americans to read. This is a subject that has yet to get it’s due in the media. Not enough has been written about the serious challenges a woman faces in the modern military services.

I became aware of some of their challenges while attending local Stand Down’s for Veterans.

Some of the women I talked to said the exact same things that you’ll read in this well-written report. This is Part 1 of a 3-Part series by The Seattle Times.

Excerpt:

“Even near military bases, female veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan aren't often offered a drink on the house as a welcome home.

More than 230,000 American women have fought in those recent wars and at least 120 have died doing so, yet the public still doesn't completely understand their contributions on the modern battlefield.”

Go here to read the whole story.

Photo via Impact Lab which also offers many more photos of women in the military, and their historical involvement in the services.

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