Are Women a Threat to National Security? Why Women Can Now Serve on SubmarinesMost little girls grow up hearing some version of the phrase "You can be anything you want to be." That's mostly true, as long as the little girl in question doesn't want to grow up to be the CEO of a major company, the president of the United States, or the director of an Oscar-winning film, in which cases the odds are pretty slim.
The military is another area in which certain career paths are simply off-limits to women. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women comprise about 15 percent of the military, yet it wasn't until 1993 that they were allowed to fly fighter jets or serve on naval surface ships. Even today, women are not permitted to become Navy SEALs or perform frontline duties in combat zones, despite the fact that a large number of them are willing and eager to serve their country. Women are also currently barred from serving on submarines, although the Navy is looking to make that particular restriction a thing of the past.Read More »from Are Women a Threat to National Security? Why Women Can Now Serve on Submarines