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Women in the Line of Fire details why this will not be an easy task. Although 15 percent of the military is female, the Army and Marines still resist acknowledging what is, in fact, already happening — women are fighting, and fighting well. For the Religious Right and the cultural conservatives, women in combat is a hot-button issue in their campaign to “take back the culture.” But for the young men and women on the lines, brought up in an America where equality between the sexes was never second guessed and where making up the rules as you go along comes with the territory, it's the new reality.
|Ch. 1||A knife under my pillow||29|
|Ch. 2||Choosing sides||53|
|Ch. 3||The lionesses of Iraq||75|
|Ch. 4||Afghanistan and the tragedy of biology||105|
|Ch. 5||Pretending to integrate the military||145|
|Ch. 6||Darkness before dawn||195|
|Ch. 7||Individuals being all they can ... and more||239|
|Ch. 8||A changing institution||291|
|Conclusion : civic feminism an the wars of the 21st century||339|
Posted March 7, 2007
I really feel that the Marine Corps should put this on their required reading list! Women (and men) in all branches of service should read Erin's work. It really is opening up my eyes to a lot of issues about women and the military. Thank you Erin!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.