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Heidi R. Lewis Discusses Gender & Sexuality on KRCC’s "Western Skies"

July 10, 2013
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This month, Heidi R. Lewis was featured on KRCC‘s “Western Skies” radio program with Noel Black (Producer), attorney Julie Wolfe; and reporter Stephanie Earls of the Colorado Springs Gazette to discuss gender and sexuality.  From the KRCC website: As the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, last month, in many ways,...
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Op-Ed: The Military's Culture of Sexual Violence

July 7, 2013
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Op-Ed: The Military's Culture of Sexual Violence

By Carrie Reed Earlier this year, a monumental announcement came from Department of Defense lifting the ban on women serving in combat roles. However, women have been in combat for years. What’s changed is that they will finally be compensated with combat pay just as every man serving in a combat zone. Coincidentally, only...
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The Military Rape Problem is Not About Women or Sex

June 17, 2013
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By Kari O’Driscoll I may be just one more voice in the wind when it comes to this issue, but I just can’t stay quiet in the face of so much rhetoric about ‘rape culture.’  I want to add my energy and words to the current outcry about the pervasive problem of sexual assault...
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Diana by Lisa O'Neill

May 15, 2013
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This piece was written in the liminal space after the Boston Marathon bombings had occurred, during the initial firefights and manhunt, during the time when the first bomber was killed and the second bomber was being hunted by the police, and before the second bomber was found. The essay was produced for and read...
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Are Men to Be Trusted? Thoughts on Sexual Assault and the Chain of Command

May 8, 2013
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Are Men to Be Trusted? Thoughts on Sexual Assault and the Chain of Command

By Bill Patrick This week brought the startling news of the arrest of Lt. Col. Jeff Krusinski, the officer in charge of the Air Force’s effort to eliminate sexual assault within the ranks. His reported crime? That he sexually assaulted a woman in a parking lot. The woman fought back and left visible scratches...
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Posted in Military, Sexism, U.S., Violence, White Women, Women of Color | 24 Comments »

The Erased Women of the Wall: Settler Feminism and the Moroccan Quarter

March 25, 2013
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The Erased Women of the Wall: Settler Feminism and the Moroccan Quarter

By Jimmy Johnson Tel Aviv University Professor Orly Lubin asks about Israeli feminism, “Should feminists struggle for the implementation of equal rights in the army in the form of the inclusion of women in exactly the same roles and functions of men, or is feminism about dismantling all modes of violence, the army included?”...
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Women in Combat: Potential for Progress in the Armed Services

February 1, 2013
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Women in Combat: Potential for Progress in the Armed Services

By Kalen Young, with Joshua Young As a feminist, mother, partner of an infantry officer, and human rights scholar, I was perplexed when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta cleared military services to expand all positions, including combat, to women. Perplexed, as I didn’t quite know how to feel about it. Was this a hopeful move...
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Rethinking Women in Combat

January 31, 2013
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Rethinking Women in Combat

By Kim Tran Last Thursday, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta further integrated the armed forces by lifting a 1994 ban barring female service members from combat roles.  The United States Army alone currently excludes women from nearly 25 percent of active-duty roles. By May 15, 2013 that will change dramatically.  Panetta’s announcement opened 230,000...
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Sophia Azeb Responds to Ayaan Hirsi Ali

September 21, 2012
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Sophia Azeb Responds to Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Examine the image above carefully. What do you see? No, it’s not a parody from The Onion. It’s actually the cover of this week’s edition of Newsweek, and in it Ayaan Hirsi Ali – the lamentably popular author of such stimulating reads as Infidel and The Caged Virgin – actually provides a guide on...
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The Invisible War: A Film on Rape, Women and Combat (A Review)

June 23, 2012
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The Invisible War: A Film on Rape, Women and Combat (A Review)

Horrifying . . . devastating . . . infuriating . . . saddening.  These are the emotions I felt as I watched The Invisible War, a new film, written and directed by Kirby Dick, which opened nationally yesterday.  To be sure, The Invisible War isn’t your typical war story.  It’s a gripping docu-film that...
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