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    Women In War

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    Women In War The coming of the Civil War challenged women to take a step out of their comfort zone in their homes to the outside world. The war pushed women to take over men 's jobs when they had to leave for war. Women were a huge part of history in war even though they were restricted from combat; some disguised themselves as men. They no longer need to disguise themselves in order to fight because of the 1994 DOD Combat Exclusion Policy was lifted. Women 's roles changed dramatically throughout history and have made many contributions to various wars. Women In War Women did many things for the Revolutionary war some traditional others unconventional. They were nurses, cooks, maids, secret soldiers, and spies. There was less of a need for…

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    The book had a chapter “Women on War” which, presented insight and very detailed criticism on the female poetry to come out of World War I. Khan offers some excellent opinions regarding the literary quality of various works arguing that the woman’s interpretation of war and in essence their poetry was “informed by a more mature, compassionate and discerning outlook” (9). Khan presents several poems comparing and contrasting them between a more traditional outlook of war ladled with heroism and…

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    Women In The Vietnam War

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    “Just before your eyes you’d see a dozen civilians go before one soldier.” (“Weapons”). This said by a random Vietnam veteran shows just a very small portion of how the Vietnam War was inhumane. Many innocent civilians had their lives taken or even limbs from their body taken in the war. Life taking machines, B-52 bombers were flying nukes in the war. B-52 Bombers were stocked with several bombs that would kill a man anywhere under one kilometer away from it (“Air”).Last, when it comes to…

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    Ayesha Akhter Hist 173 Yuki Terazawa “Comfort Women” During World War II, when Japan waged the so called “holy war” to dominate East Asia, the Japanese government arranged a system for the government officials, police and military police, to force women into being a “comfort women” which in other words, a sex slave. These women were abducted, deceived and violently raped. The point of “comfort women” was not only to stabilize the army’s morale but also to prevent rape and sexually transmitted…

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    Women at War Throughout human history, women have found themselves inferior in many situations, as time went on our culture changed, it became clear that women needed to be provided with equality in many aspects of society, particularly in the military. Women have fought in the US military in every major conflict since the American Revolution, most often in the role of a nurse or medical personnel and from time to time the occasional female would serve in combat roles disguised as a male. In…

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    Women In The Civil War

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    During the 19th Century, women started to realize their potential to help the nation. They wanted to get out of the old traditions forced on them and start a new era for women in America. The Civil War was one of the most gruesome wars America was ever involved in and women were a major part of the war on both sides. Women were involved on both sides of the war and thousands of women joined each side to volunteer as teachers, spies, factory workers, and nurses. Even though women did not have…

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    in the so-called “art of war”. Once thought to be innocent bystanders, civilians are now major targets during open conflict. Whether it is at the hands of terrorist attacks on civilian centers or rape and murder of a community, this fact cannot go unnoticed to the world. Condoleezza Rice said, “Civilians are no longer collateral damage, but are now the center of it (conflicts)”; and she was right in every aspect of the claim. Through the documentary War Redefined: Women, War, and Peace, the…

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    Women In The Civil War

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    The Civil War is already known as one of the most devastating and destructive wars in American history, though many sacrifices were made that are still very seldom mentioned. As every Great War requires great effort and dedication on all fronts, it makes sense that the greatest war would have the greatest amounts of such effort and dedication. Upwards of 2.75 million total soldiers fought in this war, and millions more contributed to each side in other ways. The largest group of unsung heroes in…

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    Civil War Women

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    The Civil War wasn’t all about the male soldiers on the battlefield. There were other soldiers fighting a different battle on the home front, and they were none other than the women. The lives that women lived during this time period are often over looked, but they played a huge role in the war. As noted by the article “Women and the Civil War”, “…when in 1861 the American Civil War broke out between the north and the south, both men and women became deeply involved in the conflict.” (Women and…

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    Women In The Algerian War

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    the Algerian Revolution to rapidly take place in the mid-1950s. The Algerian war has been described as a “moment in which gendered, religious, and ethnic identities were challenged.” Along with the fight for liberation, the fight for equality was rising as a result of the women’s movement. In the midst of the 19th century, Algerian society was conservative and patriarchal. This was a result of the Islamic Sharia Law that favored males and denied women of equal rights. They were strictly…

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