MagazineNov 5, 2010
The female soldier is still as controversial as ever. Women are meant to stay at home, look after the kids and provide a warm home for when their men return from the frontline. Not that this conservative notion is stopping these female soldiers from picking up arms and fighting for their country and beliefs. And a bullet fired by a female soldier will kill you just as quickly as one fired by a male soldier.
Residents walk past a female U.S. soldier on patrol in Baghdad's Mansour shopping district May 26, 2008. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen