Jane Austen Novels Basically Cured WWI Depression

If the Dashwood sisters can find true love and Mr. Darcy can inspire a whole industry of erotic fanfiction, reading Jane Austen might really be the best thing to soothe one’s addled mind and remind us all that, sometimes, people really have adorable double marriages and miraculously recover from mysterious fevers. … » 7/07/13 2:30pm 7/07/13 2:30pm

Israeli Soldiers Disciplined for Posting Underwear Selfies on Facebook

Indiscreet Facebook posting usually leads to trouble, especially if, let’s say, you’re part of a fairly conservative institution that doesn’t value individual expression quite as much as unstinting obedience and homogeneity. If you were serving in the Israeli military, for instance, you might not want to post… » 6/02/13 5:30pm 6/02/13 5:30pm

The Lady-Draft May Be In Our Future

We're not sure if the title of the Associated Press's report on whether women will be drafted now that they'll be fighting on the front lines — "Listen Up Ladies! Uncle Sam Might Want You Too" — is patronizing or sarcastic or what. (It'd make sense on a blog but seems a bit weird coming from the AP.) It skews towards… » 2/25/13 2:20pm 2/25/13 2:20pm

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

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

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

Military Personnel Around the Globe Giving Prince Harry a Naked Salute

In the wake of Prince Harry's Vegas exploits — and rumored video of the royal peen — fans around the world are showing their support by posing without clothes. A Facebook group called "Support Prince Harry with a naked salute!" offers up lots of skin, from a Royal Army Medical Corps veteran to soldiers from Israel.… » 8/28/12 4:30pm 8/28/12 4:30pm

Women Who Cheat on (or With) Soldiers Get Viciously Outed on Facebook

Appearing on Maury to expose a cheating ex is so 20th century. Now, spurned lovers — or anyone with a grudge — can go online to post photos and otherwise cyberbully people they claim have done them wrong. Nearly 15,000 people are fans of the Facebook group "Make Them Famous for Military Exes," which seeks to expose… » 8/28/12 12:20pm 8/28/12 12:20pm

New Bill Would Expand Fertility Coverage for Veterans

The Senate is currently considering a bill that would expand medical coverage for wounded vets to include in vitro fertilization. According to the AP, soldiers with pelvic or spinal cord injuries can have reproductive trouble once they return home and try to start (or augment) a family, and though the Department of… » 8/19/12 2:30pm 8/19/12 2:30pm

Women Sue Military For Being Incredibly Rapey

Eight women have sued the US Military, alleging that they were harassed and assaulted after attempting to report sexual misconduct, and that the entire military power structure serves to shelter and protect sexual predators. Seven of the plaintiffs claim that while they served in the armed forces, they were victims of… » 3/06/12 6:00pm 3/06/12 6:00pm

Women in the Military Should Just Expect to Be Raped, Says Fox News…

In addition calling participants in Occupy Wall Street "ravers who sound like the Unibomber" and asking for what sounded a lot like Barack Obama's assassination, Fox News commentator Liz Trotta can add a dubious new achievement to her resume: person who officially thinks that United State's servicewomen who are raped… » 2/13/12 5:40pm 2/13/12 5:40pm

Santorum Meant to Say It's Ladies' Weakness, Not Emotions, That Keeps…

Last week, Rick Santorum said he didn't think women should be allowed in combat because the "types of emotions that are involved." Well, he's since clarified his position, and it turns out he wasn't referring to women's out of control emotions but men's. You see, he's worried that male soldiers would get themselves in… » 2/13/12 11:00am 2/13/12 11:00am

Child Abuse & Military Combat Have Similar Effect On The Brain

It's well known that experiencing or even just witnessing abuse as a child can have a significant effect on a person's development, and now researchers are looking into exactly how violence changes children's brains. A new study found that children who've been exposed to violence at home have such a profound reaction… » 12/05/11 11:56pm 12/05/11 11:56pm