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WGS Final Women in the Military
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Need for Women in the Military
Women are needed in the military because...
--active duty in all service branches
--support and encourage spouses,sons,friends etc.
--prize waiting at the end of the war
--work in night clubs, bars, and massage parlors near bases.
Womens Participation in the Military
-Most of women officers are white
-African americans: 31%
-most women enlisted are doing womens work such as support and administration, health care, service and supply
-More women than men are in the air force and navy
Reasons women join the military
Better pay, health care, pensions, education, travel, self-esteem.
Contradictions for Women in Male-Dominated Military
--Women in combat: some people do not believe physically strong enough, too emotional etc.
--soldier mothers: portrayed in the news as soldiers and mothers
--Sexual harassment and rape: many dont report it
--sexual orientation: do not think gays are suited for the military.
Ideal military wife is a strong supporter of her husband careers, manage the moves from base, source of emotional support.
--often a victim of abuse--pre and post deployment periods are the most dangerous for women.
Impact of the U.S. Military of women overseas
-Militarized prostitution (women working in massage parlors and bars)
--Crimes of violence committed by servicemen: troops are not punished for most of these crimes they commit and are not dealt with through the court.
The Service Women's Action Network
Purpose of SWAN
To address the issue of continuing sexual violence being committed against women in the military
-educate policy makers and legislators about reform
-engage military and veteran leadership
-work with law firms, legal clinics and law schools to increase accountability.
--Also delivered proposed executive order o whitehouse to demand sexual assault and harassment protections at military service academies.
US Sectors that have been militarized
Education, soldiers girlfriends and wives, cars, beauty
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