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.
Female cadets march in a military training school in Bogota March 4, 2009. Female soldiers are taking part in the first ever course that will let them pursue careers as combat officers in the army. Picture taken March 4, 2009. REUTERS/John Vizcaino