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Female Veterans Carry Special War Baggage from Women’s eNews, 11/10/11

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The article reports, “Women in greater numbers than ever before in American history are serving as soldiers exposed–though often not assigned–to combat or other serious dangers, such as from IEDs, improvised explosive devices. Two years ago, nearly 209,000 women were serving on active duty in the U.S. military. … For these women, spending time at war brings special complexities and conflicts, because in war, expectations for hypermasculine behavior are more extreme than at any other time.”

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