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  1. Military Women's Long, Ongoing March to Equality

    May 20, 2013

    Military women have marched toward increased rights throughout United States history. From the American Revolution, when they operated primarily as nurses, to the Iraq War, when they served covertly on the frontlines in Team Lioness, women have finally been acknowledged for the service they provide to the United States. As of January 2013, they are

  2. Women Soldiers Get Equal Footing: Two ITVS Filmmakers React

    February 7, 2013

    Female soldiers are no strangers to the frontlines, but the U.S. Army has just made it legal for them to serve in combat positions. Last month, the Pentagon repealed a 1994 law that barred women from infantry, armor, and artillery roles. But for decades, female soldiers have worked in the line of fire as medics, military photographers, and intelligence

  3. Lioness Filmmakers Respond to Pentagon Announcement

    February 15, 2012

    On February 9th, 2012, the Pentagon unveiled plans to allow women to serve in jobs that would put them closer to the front lines but still block them from all-male infantry, armor, and special-operation units. Although represented by the Pentagon as “the beginning, not the end, of a process,” this current action does little more than bring policy in line

  4. An Encore Presentation of Lioness, Thursday on IL

    December 15, 2011

    The documentary, by filmmakers Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers, takes an intimate look at war through the eyes of women on the front lines and the U.S. military policy that bans them from combat. Lioness will air Thursday as part of an encore presentation on Independent Lens.  How did five female Army support soldiers — mechanics, supply clerks and engineers