The Marines Are Looking For 'A Few Good Women'—Or Are They?

Until recently, women could enlist in the Marines, but they couldn't serve in active combat. Now the government agency is hoping to lure recruits with its, "A Few Good Women" campaign—or are they? » 3/16/15 11:40am 3/16/15 11:40am

12 Navy Sailors Involved in Female Officer Shower Scandal

Earlier this month, news broke that a handful of women, three of whom were part of the first female class to join the Navy's submarine training program were secretly filmed showering by a 24-year-old petty officer. But after more investigation, the Navy has confirmed that while one dude was responsible for the… » 12/14/14 4:36pm 12/14/14 4:36pm

17-Year-Old Marine Corps Recruit Practices Her Roar at Boot Camp

Women were first allowed to enroll in the US Marines (for clerical duty) in 1918. Over 300 of them entered the Corps that year, and they were immediately nicknamed the "Marinettes." » 11/11/14 6:10pm 11/11/14 6:10pm

The US Army has reassigned Col. Lynette Arnhart, the senior military analyst who recently suggested that the Army start using more "average-looking women" in promotional photos aimed at achieving greater gender parity on the battlefield. » 11/24/13 1:15pm 11/24/13 1:15pm

Is the Gaming World Ready for Women in Combat?

It's currently very slim pickings when it comes to playable female characters in popular military video games, even though there are more female gamers playing them than ever before. Now that women will be fighting on the IRL front lines, will virtual female soldiers make history, too? Some gamers believe so. » 2/01/13 4:20pm 2/01/13 4:20pm

Women Have Been in Combat All Along

In a groundbreaking move, the Pentagon lifted the ban on women in combat this week. But it's somewhat misleading to report that the military will now allow women to serve in combat, because guess what: women are already serving in combat, just without receiving the requisite benefits and honor that are supposed to… » 1/24/13 11:30am 1/24/13 11:30am

Breaking: Military Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

Wow: Pentagon Chief Leon Panetta just officially removed the longstanding military ban on women in combat, which opens up "hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs," according to the AP. » 1/23/13 3:50pm 1/23/13 3:50pm

ACLU Wins Severance Pay for Victims of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Including…

The ACLU had been in court for two years trying to get military service members who were involuntarily dismissed during don't ask, don't tell their full severance pay. The Obama Administration finally settled and agreed to pay full separation to all service members who were involuntarily separated after Nov. 10, 2004.… » 1/14/13 9:30am 1/14/13 9:30am

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 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

Noted Asshat Liz Trotta Thinks Feminists Are Causing Military Rape

Fox News analyst Liz Trotta, determined to take a dump all over any shred of dignity she was thinking about leaving in her legacy, has clarified what she said about military rape victims totally asking for it last week: she didn't mean to say that they were personally totally asking for it, just that women shouldn't… » 2/21/12 6:15pm 2/21/12 6:15pm

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

Rick Santorum Says Women Aren't Fit for Combat Because They're Just So…

Pretty much every time he opens his mouth, Rick Santorum manages to commit some kind of flagrant foul, but yesterday he really delivered a doozy. This time it was on the matter of ladies in combat, and Santorum was quick to praise the women of the military, saying he "wants to create every opportunity for women to be… » 2/10/12 11:20am 2/10/12 11:20am

Military Paper: "Will Women Weaken The Infantry?"

The actual story is behind a paywall, but we're going to go ahead and say that it's a leading question. The issue has brought renewed interest after a Congressional panel recommended that the military open all roles, including combat, to women. » 4/05/11 11:30am 4/05/11 11:30am

Majority Want Women In Combat

Nearly 75% of Americans — men and women equally — believe that women should be allowed to serve in combat, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll. » 3/16/11 3:12pm 3/16/11 3:12pm

Should Women Serve In Combat? Maybe They Already Do

Both the US and UK militaries are struggling with the question of whether women should be allowed to serve in direct combat roles. But many female soldiers say they already do. » 6/23/10 10:00am 6/23/10 10:00am