30 Women in 30 Days – Day 2

Women Warriors

American women in the military face the same risks as their male counterparts.  The ban restricting women from fighting in combat still exists but in practice it’s a very different scene.  Women serve as gunners, they pilot helicopters and airplanes in combat zones, lead platoons and defuse bombs.

So far, 144 U.S. women soldiers have died in Iraq and Afghanistan and over 600 have been injured.  Women are suffering burns and losing limbs in combat and are dealing with traumatic amputations.   If society judges a woman on her appearance it must be incredibly difficult for these women to adjust to life as an amputee or a burn victim.

These women are and will always be beautiful and it has nothing to do with their appearance. They are incredibly brave and stand up for what they believe in.  I thank them for their service.

U.S. female American soldiers in combat

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About Karmic Diva

I'm a song in the key of life, a work in progress, a diamond in the rough. I write, scribble, babble and doodle endlessly. I'm here to love and learn. -Karmic Diva-

Posted on November 29, 2012, in Art, Photography, Reality, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I can’t convince myself we are better sending women off to be maimed in the horror of war.

  2. I can’t convince myself war is good for anything except making the fat fatter.

  3. Good post! An important group of people to highlight. I can’t wait to see what you’ve selected for tomorrow! 🙂

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