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CNN: I’m a male feminist. No, seriously

Truman National Security Project Partner John Brougher discusses modern feminism. As far as I know, men are absolutely allowed to be feminists. And when I declare that I’m a feminist, I should explain what that word means to me. My feminism is a simple belief in equality. I’m a feminist because I believe that men […]

Unchecking the ‘Women’s Issues’ Box

As a security sector reform expert who splits her time between educating the next generation and advocating for more women in global peace and security processes, I see a disconnect between the language of past generations and the need to advance a more meaningful discussion about inclusion. My students and peers don’t want to talk about women’s […]

PolicyMic: Unchecking the ‘Women’s Issues’ Box

Truman Project Fellow Angelic Young discusses the issues of gender mainstreaming and women’s roles in the national security architecture. As a security sector reform expert who splits her time between educating the next generation and advocating for more women in global peace and security processes, I see a disconnect between the language of past generations and […]

Beyond Malala: Progress for Pakistan’s Women

A few months ago, international news about Pakistan was dominated by the chilling and inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai, a courageous 14-year-old who spoke out about girls’ education, faced down the Taliban to go to school in the Swat Valley, and was nearly murdered for her efforts. It is important that her story was told. But […]

Women in combat is nothing new, says retired Navy captain

After 230 years, we can finally tell Deborah Sampson that a disguise is no longer needed: Women can now serve openly in combat. Sampson fought in the Revolutionary War disguised as a man. Or, we can now honor Dr. Mary Walker, who served in the Civil War openly as a lieutenant in the Medical Corp […]

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