Women’s Rights Activist Demands More Women Killed In Combat
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a highly-anticipated press conference held in the nation's capitol today, a leading women's activist announced that she would be taking up the cause of having more female service-members killed in combat.
Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) announced the creation of Femme Fatal, a movement specifically tasked with ensuring that women get the same opportunities to be shot, killed, wounded, and suffer debilitating emotional stress as men throughout the military.
She appeared with Private Ellen Brown, an active-duty female soldier serving with the 10th Mountain Division in southern Afghanistan.
Brown, a supply clerk, is currently a member of a Female Engagement Team whose duties include speaking with local women on patrol and searching female civilians. She appeared via Skype from her base's Morale Welfare and Recreation center.
"Women make up 14.6 percent of the active duty military, but just 2.3 percent of the casualties," complained Chu.
"Did you know that in the past decade, ou…
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