Gender Inequality on the Armed Forces Instagram Accounts

Gender Inequality on the Armed Forces Instagram Accounts
U.S. Marine Corps

Does the military's online presence challenge—or reinforce—male stereotypes about women soldiers and how they should be treated?

Throughout human history, waging war has been a male prerogative. But in the past few years, the U.S. military has made unprecedented strides toward integrating women into the fighting force. Women now make up 16 percent of all enlisted personnel. Women were approved to serve in all combat roles in 2013 and in February 2019 a federal judge in Houston ruled that a military draft that applies only to men is unconstitutional.

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