LADIES! Have you always wanted to travel to faraway locations of varying degrees of glamour to put your life in danger, get shot at, or get blown up? Well, now you can get paid as much as a man to do those things!
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is lifting the ban that prevents women in the US Armed Forces from serving in combat roles. Many of the “non-combat” positions that women hold are just as dangerous as the combat roles that are reserved for men. Lifting this ban will mean that women will get equal pay for being in dangerous situations and will give them greater opportunities for advancement. Many upper-level military positions require combat leadership experience, which is pretty hard to come by if you aren’t allowed in combat. Congrats and thanks to all our women in uniform!
Read more at: NPR
Hat tip to Sallie Bailey.