So Buzzfeed has a gallery up of “hot women soldiers” from around the world. Knee-jerk reaction? There is already such a stigma around women in the military in our country that turning them into calendar models is not helping anyone, least of all the hundreds of female soldiers serving that still have open sexual harassment cases against other officers. But on the other hand, totally desexualizing women because they’re in the Army doesn’t make much sense either. Men in uniform are allowed (and encouraged!) to be ogled over, their female counterparts should be allowed the same right. So go ahead, sexy lady soldiers! Maybe The Hurt Locker would have been even better if Jeremy Renner had at least one woman on his team.
- Tue, Apr 13 2010