30 Women in 30 Days – Day 2
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.
Posted on November 29, 2012, in Art, Photography, Reality, Writing and tagged art, Beauty, Body Image, erotic, healing, inspiration, Iraq, love, Military, musings, photography, self-love, United States, women, Women in the military, writing. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.