THE INTEGRATION OF WOMEN INTO THE AMERICAN MILITARY HAS BEEN A GRADUAL PROCESS PUNCTUATED BY HISTORIC MILESTONE. THE GULF WAR HIGHTLIGHTED THE JOBS WOMEN ALREADY DO IN THE MILITARY AND THE LAWS AND POLICIES WHICH CONTINUED TO CIRCUMSCRIBE THEIR PARTICIPATION. WHILE MANY AMERICANS CONTINUE TO HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT ALLOWING WOMEN IN GROUND COMBAT, THE SERVICES ARE READY TO OPEN COMBAT SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT TO WOMEN. WOMEN CAN DO THESE JOBS, AND AS A SOCIETY, WE SHOULD NOT PROHIBIT THEM FROM DOING SO.
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Editorial opposing military women serving in combat roles ; - Anril 12, 1978 \'I;OMEN IN COMBAT? OLe of the main objections WSPD has held against the p~oposed Eq ual Rights Amendment IS the fact that, in the event of war, women would be required to serve in combat assignments. Now, even withou· ERA, Pentagon officials are pressing for Congressional authority ~o place women in a full range of batt _e situations, from fighter planes to infantry. I r. WSPD's opinion, such a move would be a social and military d_saster. Obvl0usly, many --women included --will disagree. BU4 for OUr part, we side with the view e. pressed in an interv ew published earlier this year in U. S. News & World Report, q oting ret:L d Army Brigadier General Elizabeth Hoisington, who said: " . in my whole lifetime, I have never known 1 women whom I t:l1ought could endure three months under actual combat condit"one in an Army unit." And, "The peripheral d ngees of serving in combat units --bein raped by stronger o Lemporarll~ crazed comrades; beIng taken prisoner of war a d similarly a used, beaten and starved~ being physically and mentally Incapable of performing onels assigned duties in combat and being responsible for others being killed or WOUnded these are some of the other harmful situations women could experience combat than just being o es at home." in combat. killed and There not ret is urn more ing to to ear your in loved Amen to that t and then some. Broadcast over WSPD-TV and AM by David Drury, Ed orial D":' rector W~PD-TV Editorial 6:15 and 11:15 p.m. Mar . 31, 1978 WSPD-AM Editorial 11;13 p.m. Mar. 31, 1978 4.09 a. m. Apr. 3, 1978 COPYRIGHT, STORER BROADCASTING COMPANY, TOLEDO, OHI0 43604, 19n WSPD offers Cl reasonable opportunity lC.l reply to the views expressed in this editorial to a resoonsible person or group represemmg srgnfiicant opposing \/18wpoint. prOVided request fur reply Ime IS submltled to WSPD wlthm one week 01 thiS broadcast.
Introduction: The woman veteran as a World War II memoirist -- pt. 1. Before the front, 1930s -- A portrait of a young woman as the citizen soldier -- pt. 2. On the way to the front, 1941-1945 -- "And this is exactly who we are--soldiers!" : women volunteers, local authorities, and the Stalinist government in 1941 -- The exceptional mobilization of 1941 : the making of a female combat collective by state order -- New gender landscapes for the Army : from grassroots enlistments to the state-run mobilizations of 1942-1945 -- pt. 3. At the front, 1941-1945 -- Partners in violence : the woman soldier and the machine in the 1941 trenches -- "To be a woman-commander--that was great!" : remechanizing and regendering in the Red Army, 1942-1945 -- Bonded by combat : women and men sharing violence, authority, and romance in mechanized warfare, 1942-1945 -- Conclusion -- Appendix
Approaching the Gendered Phenomenon of Women Warriors / Alex Channon & Christopher R Matthews -- Moral Guardians, Mini-Skirts and Nicola Adams : The Changing Media Discourse of Women's Boxing / Amy Godoy-Pressland -- The Boxers of Kabul : Women, Boxing and Islam / Hillary Kipnis & Jayne Caudwell -- Chicks Fighting in a Cage : A Philosophical Critique of Gender Constructions in the Ultimate Fighting Championship / Charlene Weaving -- Beauty and Strength : Defining the Female Body in The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 Promotional Campaign / LA Jennings -- Gender Inequality in Olympic Boxing : Exploring Structuration through Online Resistance Against Weight Category Restrictions / George Jennings & Beatriz Cabrera -- The Fight Outside the Ring : Female Boxing Officials in Trinidad and Tobago / Roy McCree -- Mexican Female Warrior : The Case of Marisela Ugalde, the Founder of Xilam / George Jennings -- Women Fighters as Agents of Change : A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Case Study from Finland / Anna Kavoura, Stiliani Chroni, Marja Kokkonen & Tatiana V. Ryba -- Beautifully Violent : The Gender Dynamic of Scottish Karate / Chloe Maclean -- Mediating Factors in Martial Arts Practice : A Specific Case of Young Girls / Jikkemien Vertonghen, Hebe Schaillée, Marc Theeboom & Paul De Knop -- Outlaw Emotions: Gender, Emotion, and Transformation in Women's Self-Defence Training / Jocelyn Hollander -- Resisting the Hegemonic Gender Order? : The Accounts of Female Boxers in South Korea / Yun Jung Kim, Sun Yong Kwon & Jung Woo Lee -- Reinventing the Body-Self : Intense, Gendered and Heightened Sensorial Experiences of Women's Boxing Embodiment / Helen Owton -- I'm not the Type of Person who does Yoga : Women, Hard Martial Arts and the Quest for Exciting Significance / Mark Mierzwinski & Catherine Phipps -- Ambivalent Lives, Fighting Bodies : Women and Combat Sports in Brazil / Jorge Knijnik & Marco Antônio de Carvalho Ferretti -- UnBoliviable Bouts : Gender and Essentialisation of Bolivia's Cholitas Luchadoras / Nell Haynes