My blog has been focusing primarily on women serving in the armed forces, a woman’s place in the army, and the prevalence of rape in the U.S. military. I have been using current information and statistics, and I have been concentrating on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. In future posts I hope to incorporate and work with information that I gather about women fighting for other countries and nations. I have been exploring the topic of whether a woman who plays the role of warrior contradicts the role she plays as mother and wife, and how fighting influences the family sphere.
My blog has become, much due to reader interest and to my own, primarily about rape in the U.S. military. This seems to be a topic of which many people are quickly becoming aware, and one that needs to be publicized even more than it has in recent months. If the U.S. military wants to remain the best in the world, it must do everything it can to protect its personnel and to promote camaraderie among the troops. Like any other kind of rape, military rapes must be reported and discussed, and the victims and perpetrators must receive the proper treatment. I hope that my blog helps to further awareness and promotes activism about rape in the U.S. military.