11:45 am, May 24th | by Colette McIntyre
This Memorial Day weekend, be sure to set aside some time to specifically celebrate the courage and valor of our female veterans, women who bravely fought against enemy combatants and more ephemeral enemies like sexism and discrimination within their own ranks. In order to get you in the fighting spirit, we’ve rounded up seven of our favorite fictional military women. These women don’t sit around and wait to be saved — yes, those are guns in their pockets and no, they’re not happy to see you.
6:15 pm, February 7th | by Colette McIntyre
In today’s EOD roundup, The Atlantic argues that Downton Abbey‘s contented relationships makes the show “more satisfying and intimate” as opposed to boring. (Ahem, The Office.) We’d agree but let’s be honest — we’re only in it for the Dowager Countess and the gay footman-turned-valet-turned-underbutler drama.
11:30 am, January 24th | by Colette McIntyre
How’s this for progress — according to NPR, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is lifting the 1994 rule that bars female soldiers from front-line positions.
2:00 pm, May 26th | by Lilly ODonnell
The Gender Equality in Combat Act, introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), would require the DoD to set a date to lift all restrictions on women in combat.
Stewart On Military Women: “War Is Easier When It’s All Dudes — You Don’t Have To Care About Each Other”
1:37 pm, February 15th | by Amy Tennery
Last week we learned that presidential candidate Rick Santorum was concerned about women’s “more unique” emotions and how they might interfere in a combat situation. Santorum raised these concerns after the Pentagon announced it was changing its guidelines, allowing more women on the front lines of combat.