Women in the US military

Our thanks to M for this interesting piece:

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2011/12/22/women-in-the-u-s-military-growing-share-distinctive-profile

Key points:

1. Between 1973 and 2010 the enlisted force declined by 738,000, while the number of women increased from 42,000 to 176,000.

[The same direction of travel we always see with taxpayer-funded employment.]

2. Among living veterans from any era only 15% of the women served in combat, compared with 35% of men.

[We assume that ‘in combat’ has a wider definition than ‘engaged in front-line action, because such a small proportion of soldiers returning home dead or disabled are women.]

3. 17% of the women are commissioned officers, compared with 15% of the men.

4. Since 1973 the proportion of women in the enlisted ranks has increased from 2% to 14%, and among commissioned officers from 4% to 16%.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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