“Why are you trying to destroy the last good thing men have?” Understanding Resistance to Women in Combat Jobs

Title“Why are you trying to destroy the last good thing men have?” Understanding Resistance to Women in Combat Jobs
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsGoldstein, Andrea N.
JournalInternational Feminist Journal of Politics
Volume20
Issue3
Pagination385 - 404
Date Published04/2018
Abstract

This article argues that opposition to expansion of women's roles in the US military and peer armed forces, particularly into combat-related military occupational specialties, is based on defending a means of proving masculinity and preserving access to power. Research is based on policies of US, UK, and other NATO countries, public statements made by officials, academic articles, and interviews with current and former members of the US military. The article examines shifting definitions of combat, historical examples of American women’s military service, and common and persistent themes of resistance to women in combat roles. The article argues that resistance to women in combat roles is not only inconsistent with operational realities, but is both counterproductive to mission effectiveness, and may even put lives at risk. The article concludes that in an ever-shifting security environment requiring critical thinking, cross-cultural communication, and civil-military collaboration, rethinking gender roles may be advantageous. (Taylor and Francis)

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