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Women Allowed to Serve on Submarines

February 26, 2010

This week, the Navy announced that women would be allowed to serve on Navy submarines.
Navy officials estimated that it would be up to a year before the first group of women were actually stationed on subs because of training times.  This policy change is a step forward for women in the military, especially considering that sailors working on subs get extra pay.  The first wave of women serving on subs will have an uphill battle breaking into an area that has been off limit to women for so long.  There have already been bloggers claiming that the policy change is a mistake because of the supposedly inevitable rise in sexual harassment claims and onboard pregnancies.  Hopefully, the Navy will address these issues strongly and ensure that all of their men and women serve with honor and respect.

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