Feminism and the exclusion of army women from combat

  title={Feminism and the exclusion of army women from combat},
  author={Laura L. Miller},
  journal={Gender Issues},
  • L. L. Miller
  • Published 1 June 1998
  • Political Science
  • Gender Issues
Although claiming to represent the views of military women on the combat exclusion policy, feminist activists actually represent only a minority of Army women. Most women soldiers do support opening the combat arms to women, however only on a volunteer basis and with physical qualifications for those jobs. Most Army women are not interested in serving in the combat arms, and roughly half do not believe they would be capable of doing so. A gap exists, then, between activists who deny differences… 
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