Female Combatants

Female Combatants

By Geraldine Cook
March 08, 2013

The U.S. society has a peculiar cultural acceptance on female combatants. At Arlington National Cemetery, located a few miles away from the Pentagon, in Washington, D.C., there is a section dedicated specifically to female participants in armed conflict. The topic has already been approached in a romantic manner, in movies such as G.I. Jane (1997), starring Demi Moore; Private Benjamin (1980), starring Goldie Hawn; among others. Normally, the female gender is presented with equal conditions to perform combat activities.

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