Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Women in the Military

Cara Hoffman has a recent Op-Ed in Truth Out.  It follows her earlier piece in the NYT, where she observed: many as a third of all women serving in the military are raped by fellow soldiers during their tours of duty, compounding whatever traumas they may have experienced in combat.

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So now, not only are army helicopter pilots "fighter pilots," but the ratio of:
* the percentage of army helicopter crashes in which a female was the pilot, to
* the percentage of army helicopter pilots which are female (and not, for instance, the percentage of army helicopter flight-hours in which the pilot is female)
is said to stand for the proposition that women have "growing reputations for being better fighter pilots" than men?

As academics (even feminist ones), don't you find this sort of problematic?

Posted by: Think Like a 1L | Jul 31, 2014 11:57:56 PM

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