The Changing Face of Women in the Military
Author Tanya Biank on her new book, “Undaunted”.
- Duration 9:02
- Date Feb 5, 2013
Author Tanya Biank on her new book, “Undaunted”.
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That's our commissioners -- author and journalist Euro -- army -- And as a basis for lifetime's hit series army wives.
-- -- -- -- as a as a consultant through that Euro.
Shares -- daughter sister.
And why folk army corps.
And -- -- as a newspaper reporter.
-- traveled around the world would enter.
Our coverage of the Fort Bragg army white murders.
In 2000 to are led to her.
Congressional requires changes.
And piracy armored policy it's.
Her new book weren't sure on random.
House for about an office.
That same ago -- -- are gonna -- -- -- personnel.
But -- now just a little -- -- -- -- -- -- The real long story of America's service women.
And to others.
-- there's -- -- -- -- -- -- more important.
I'm about current Antony Currie of refresh me on this.
The army murdered back in 2003.
Right there word a number of women who were murdered by their husbands -- in one summer.
During a six week period ahead at Fort Bragg for what four wives.
And -- received a lot of media and publicity at the time.
People we're looking at.
If they weren't somehow linked to bring the deployments of their their husbands.
Well there was a lot of different.
Issues actually but high operational.
Tempo and marriages that were already in trouble.
Did have in effect on on what had happened.
And your Denver or reported that -- I did yes.
-- me just try at all follows the top of my head.
That bin Meriden been in the military.
As -- call on enough for -- on by the -- amid debris almost impossible for women's right.
I wouldn't say it's impossible -- Fourteen point 5%.
Of women make up the one point four million.
And a number of service women are married to servicemen and we call that -- military.
Marriages and they're certainly are.
Challenges to that especially when you had children into the next.
The -- and a Marine Corps.
In the journals of the armed element or.
Chrysler pledged to Google attempt -- -- and whatever you know language.
They -- to call -- Marines bands.
-- I'm not familiar with that brought -- terms.
-- Paramount and but that was back in the late fifty years ago.
Is there still that.
All lexicon problem.
Well there there was one recent study.
Women -- -- just returned.
From a deployment.
And half of those women said that they had been sexually harassed a quarter said they had been.
As much as you.
Harry -- wives and -- -- undaunted.
Over -- applaud your personal thoughts about.
-- maulana Rehman com.
I think it.
It's an affirmation of where the military has been handed 250000.
Women have deployed since 9/11 -- it.
Side by side with men and they've proven over ten plus years -- there an Interpol.
Part of the nation.
So -- -- -- of four Mormon.
-- yet so tell a story yes I'm -- just reading.
Information from a publisher.
And it sounds fascinating.
Dismemberment -- -- of right.
I I think sell and their.
They're almost like real life characters than that in many ways reflects your -- of up hello -- it did not.
Now -- it's a nonfiction narrative but -- the interesting thing.
Up about these women they're all very successful there trailblazers.
And I wanted.
To take a look at -- it take to succeed as a woman.
In the military and although these stories.
Our individual they really emblematic.
Of many of the issues and challenges that many service women go through general autism -- dumb question.
I've -- problem.
Drew attractive Rehman.
Have a different experience.
In the military.
Them all optional traction.
I I don't think so but I think 11 interesting.
Point that that brings up on 200 talking well -- -- -- Back back in the seventies the early seventies when.
After the draft ended.
And women who wanted to into the Marine Corps they had to submit a photo -- And women had to be someone attractive to.
Go into the Marine Corps men did not have to submit a photo and women also had to had to perform higher on their standardized tests.
That -- -- could look like Beavis and Butthead and get into the Marines back then that's not so for women.
Soul of Allred just we'll start blowing about it -- more intriguing.
Assist drill instructor.
You know even on I was in the Marine Corps in 1950s.
-- to -- its long time ago I still remember.
And conceive them.
My three girls -- names.
And I can't remember.
Almost anybody else who does congress house that's impression I have Barnum there's an -- -- But she's army drill instructor of this well actually she she simmering -- journalist or share of name historically oh yes sonar she sounds -- -- here.
-- -- -- -- -- -- She is one night I went to.
Parents silent to meet Amy for that the first time that your all of the -- -- drill instructors work.
We're very attractive they're all them in their twenties.
And they -- Really tough they all had them that martial arts and black belt hands.
They war full -- they all have very long hair you know there's a three inch by and limit in -- in entering -- and they had been very tight standards all the women also.
Had been to either Iraq or Afghanistan and number number of the women have been awarded the combat action happen.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That's the that is wanted to derogatory stereotypes.
-- that many women.
In the military have to deal with yes.
If you keep your private life to yourselves and you don't allow it with your friends on the weekends -- -- Chances are good that you're going to be labeled as a lesbian it.
In contrast to that if you do go out with your friends on the weekends and have a good time until home by yourself.
Chances are doesn't matter by Monday morning you're going to be labeled as a slot and those kinds of labels and fortunately.
Effect a woman's ability.
To be part of a team and also her ability to lead effectively.
-- -- my original question about him.
-- broadest range you know what of that.
Still exists that a large suspect she didn't significant -- -- over what's the what's the net net here.
That the message and it's me really that the bottom line is that to being aimed.
Strong woman is not a masculine traits and that courage and commitment.
-- and gender what I learned from these women.
Is that out of their courage truly transcends the battlefield.
-- job one of the women are your wrote about.
They -- -- your room.
Yes yes they they've they said that.
It's it's real it's real like a tackle a lot of difficult.
Questions and they really opened up their their personal lives to -- which doesn't often happen when -- on active duty.
The sounds like it to bill -- on it does doesn't think sound.
To god will see where that happens we can help -- like children.
Woman of color sound but thank you very obvious candidates promise an underwriter -- thank you very much ultrasound on the bestseller -- -- And that conveys an important -- and a message innocent.
Like my -- has about a -- feminine.
-- you -- -- and you don't have stability.
They'll start to detail.
That's right we're gridlocked -- -- -- Pleasant -- of -- proportion thank you so much enjoyed it quite.