Across the armed services, women made up 16 percent of the active-duty military as of — by branch, that number ranged from 8. Their representation is small and growing only marginally — in , women in uniform made up Despite being overlooked, servicewomen are forging new career paths for themselves and the next generation as they enter jobs that were once closed to them. Consider pioneers like Capt. Rosemary Mariner , who was one of the first female Navy pilots in the s and the first woman to lead a naval aviation squadron.
LGBT rights opposition
Everything you need to know about being gay in Muslim countries | LGBT rights | The Guardian
President Barack Obama has instructed officials to consider how countries treat their gay and lesbian populations when making decisions about allocating foreign aid. In the first US government strategy to deal with human rights abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT citizens abroad, a presidential memorandum issued on Tuesday instructs agencies to use foreign aid to promote such rights. Gay and lesbian lobby groups have reported an increase in human rights abuses across Africa and parts of the Middle East. Obama is among international leaders who have condemned a bill proposed in Uganda that would make some homosexual acts a crime punishable by death. The Ugandan parliament recently reopened debate on the bill, which had been abandoned after an international outcry. In a speech in Geneva to mark international human rights day, secretary of state Hillary Clinton backed the presidential directive.
Everything you need to know about being gay in Muslim countries
Tim Kirkpatrick. Because of this close-quarter living, illnesses and bacteria can quickly spread from person to person. Most service members are taught to shower before they go to bed.
I photograph what I find in America with my iPhone. David Guttenfelder. Every person here thought they had it under control. That street could be anywhere in addicted America.