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  1. Rape Jokes in the Military? How About No?

    [Trigger Warning] Brian Adam Jones is the editor-in-chief of Task & Purpose. He also happens to be a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

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  2. The Navy Promoted a Woman to Its Highest Rank for the First Time

    The times, they are a changin'. Good.

    Women have long had a tough time in the military, and that's putting it extremely lightly. That' hasn't stopped the U.S. Navy's Michelle Howard, who was the first African-American woman to earn the rank of admiral, and now she's been promoted to four-star admiral—the Navy's highest rank.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: A Ring Befitting Any Starfleet Officer

    Things We Saw Today

    One of silversmith Austin Moore's many geeky rings. BioShock, Doctor Who, and The Legend of Zelda are all well represented in his online shop. (via Neatorama)

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  4. Things We Saw Today: A K-9 Poodle Skirt for Hip Whovians

    Things We Saw Today

    Poodle? Pah. Robot dog. Created by Redditor Trammel for their daughter’s sock hop. (io9)

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  5. Women Airforce Service Pilots Got Their Rose Parade Float Yesterday

    For A More Civilized Age

    If we talk about the Women Airforce Service Pilots a lot, it's only because they were awesome. Classified as civilians working for the Air Force as they performed the same job as (and even trained) enlisted men, unceremoniously dismissed at the end of the war, with their actions unnecessarily classified for thirty years and subsequently omitted from history textbooks. It's been a struggle for the aging members of the WASP to find their proper due, but one such effort went off without a hitch this very week.

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  6. U.S. Navy Names First Female 4-Star Admiral, May Serve as Navy’s Second Ranking Officer

    Firsts

    This Friday President Obama nominated Vice Admiral Michelle Howard for her fourth star, meaning that, pending Senate approval, she will become the first female full admiral in US Navy history.

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  7. Christine Fox, Top Gun Inspiration, Appointed No. 2 at the Pentagon

    Good News Everyone!

    Christine Fox, mathematician, weapons specialist, and analyst, was just appointed acting Deputy Secretary of Defense, and while she's only set to fill the post until a permanent successor is named, it still makes her the highest ranking female Department of Defense employee in history.

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  8. Army Official Slams Use of “Pretty” Women In PR Materials

    what is this I don't even

    Yesterday we told you about the first four women to graduate from marine infantry training following the decision earlier this year that female members of the U.S. military should be able to serve in combat. Yay! Gender equality! Progress! Col. Lynette Arnhart is the leader of a team studying how to best integrate women into these combat positions. And she has a beef with the way women are portrayed in the army’s PR materials. Namely: The soldiers used aren’t “average-looking” enough.

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  9. We Have Our First Four Women in History to Graduate from US Marine Infantry Training

    Great Hera!

    This isn't a big shock, but it is a big achievement. Ten months after the US Secretary of Defense ordered our armed forces to prepare facilities and training so that women could be integrated into combat and infantry positions, four women will graduate from Camp Geiger, home to the eastern Marine Corps School of Infantry. They will be the first women in history to do so.

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  10. 40% of the CIA’s Field Operatives are Women, Can We Have a Black Widow Movie Now?

    i'll just leave this here

    How well do you know your female coworkers? Friends? Could some of them be spies? Well, no, that's not very likely. Unless you work in a different sort of business than most of us. And of course the CIA, like any intelligence agency, has a complicated history (and present), but it's still pretty cool that the CIA has recovered from being the sort of government agency with numerous workplace allegations levied at it to nearly gender equal in less than two decades.

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