Some Military Women Don't Want to Fight, But That Doesn't Mean They…

The Pentagon might let women become infantry troops, but do most female soldiers and Marines actually want to be front-line war fighters? Does it matter? No. Framing the debate as "but the ladies don't even want to fight!" is offensive and besides the point. » 1/07/13 12:00pm 1/07/13 12:00pm

The Marine Corps Hopes to Attract Women By Telling Them They Can Be…

The Marine Corps: notoriously fabulous at marketing itself, notoriously shitty at attracting officers who aren't white men. (Only 7 percent are women; 6 percent are black.) Now, the Marines are launching a new marketing campaign to draw more minorities and women into its ranks by focusing on the things they think… » 11/08/12 2:20pm 11/08/12 2:20pm

When Will the Military Start Seriously Prioritizing Women?

Super qualified army Col. Ellen Haring — West Point graduate, career officer, doctoral student — was excited when she heard she was close to getting her dream job: supervising female soldiers who work with Afghan women in combat zones for special-operations units. But then she got a call from a staff officer saying… » 10/17/12 12:55pm 10/17/12 12:55pm

Second Female Marine Drops Out of Infantry Officer Course

Sad news: the Marines' attempt to integrate women into their Infantry Officer Training Program has officially failed, at least for the time being — the second of two female Marines that tried to make it through the course quit due to medical reasons late last week. » 10/16/12 3:10pm 10/16/12 3:10pm

Critics of Women in Combat Worried Ladies Will Make Men Worse at…

For the first time, a select group of terrifyingly formidable women have been allowed to enter Marine Infantry Officer Training on an experimental basis. In other words, we're one major step closer to allowing women to fight alongside men on the front lines. But with all the hair pulling and dainty slapping and… » 10/04/12 1:00pm 10/04/12 1:00pm

Homeless Female Veterans Placed in Frighteningly Unsafe Shelters

Federal investigators from the Department of Veterans Affairs have raised concerns for the safety of female vets living in homeless shelters, many of which have only been approved for men. The shelters in question are part of a federally-subsidized program that received $217 million in 2011 to work in concert with the… » 3/13/12 10:10am 3/13/12 10:10am