Tag Archives: Women in the military

Female Soldiers Sue U.S. Military for Inadequate Response to Sexual Assaults

Jezebel recently reported on a lawsuit filed by former soldiers against Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and his predecessor Donald Rumsfeld.  The soldiers state that they created a military culture which protected and enabled their rapists, providing no protection for … Continue reading

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Senate Committee Votes to Increase Overseas Servicewomen’s Access to Abortion

On May 27th the Senate Armed Forces Committee voted to include an amendment in this year’s defense authorization bill that would reverse a ban on using private funds to obtain abortions at U.S. military bases and hospitals (). The amendment … Continue reading

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Senators Franken and Snowe Working for Servicewomen’s Reproductive Rights

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) may have only been in the Senate for a short time, but he’s been using that time to advance women’s reproductive rights in really great ways. In October we wrote about his amendment to the appropriations … Continue reading

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Female Soldiers and PTSD: “People Underestimate What These Women Have Been Through”

Damien Cave writes in the New York Times about female veterans with stress disorders, and the unique challenges they face upon returning home. Cave writes that never before has the United States witnessed so many female veterans affected by the … Continue reading

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