Prayer For the Men and Women in the Military
9 Fundamental Pros and Cons of Women in Combat
Should women be in combat? The number of proponents is not that high, which mean the opponents could be tipping the scale. Unfortunately, this long-standing debate has never reached a consensus, regardless of who is on which side of the fence.
But you have to admit that women in military service are on riskier ground than men considering some of their weaknesses. Feminism aside, there are plenty of factors that have to be considered where women are concerned.
But gender has nothing to do with the love of country and the desire to render selfless service.
List of Pros of Women in Combat
1. Access To Education
Women who would not normally be able to afford school will be given the necessary resources to be educated when they join the military.
The GI Bill will ensure they will be given funds to pay for secondary education, while having a job at the same time. So not only are women able to go to school, but earn money as well.
Military service also has plenty of benefits and rewards that women will find very useful and helpful.
2. Higher Chances Of Landing a Great Career
Say you no longer wish to renew your contract in the military and would prefer to find other type of employment instead. Know that your chances of getting hired are very high. This is because being trained in the military supplies you with the characteristics and skills that are very attractive to employers.
Military service, after all, is about strict discipline. This means you will be able to complete your assigned tasks in a timely manner. You would not slack off and end up going late for work. You are primed for any type of work even the exhaustive kind. Suffice to say that you’re almost perfect as an employee.Adding military service to your list of work experience also makes your application quite attractive.
Showcase Female Skills In Combat
Didn’t they say that what men can do women can do better? The military and other government branches are just beginning to understand that being male does not make a soldier inherently superior. So women who want to prove they can be equally skilled in combat as men, would love being in the military service regardless of the physical and mental stress it entails.
4. An Opportunity To Reach Their Dreams
Gone are the days when women are left at home and men do all the hard work.
Some of them dream of showing off how patriotic they can be by serving their country, and the military provides them with a level playing field to prove their worth.
America, after all, is the land of the free and the home of the brave. And excluding women from military service would go against this belief.
Provides a Constant Influx Of Recruits
Why turn away someone who is willing serve their country? At a time when joining the military is no longer compulsory and it has been increasingly difficult to get anyone to join, any woman who wants to get enlisted should be welcomed rather than turned way. Besides, there is a certain advantage to keeping the military equipped with soldiers of both genders. A huge population of them would also mean that a country’s military force is always ready for anything.
6. Disadvantages Are Being Addressed
Women who enlist in the military are well aware that they should not get pregnant, as this can have an effect on their job. This means women would be more focused on their combat roles. If other women in the workforce can hold off pregnancy plans, so can women in combat.
There is also a question of whether or not women will have the same professional approach on their job as men. If they didn’t, they would have been banned from the service for good. Never mind the emotional outburst that can happen once in a while, women can be brave and courageous when the situation calls for it.
As for physical and sexual abuse, men in service can experience these too. Some people just get lucky.
List of Cons of Women in Combat
1. Lacks Physical Strength
Physical strength has always been one of the major points that opponents to emphasize when illustrating why women should be excluded from military service.
It is a fact that a woman who weighs 110 pounds and stands 5 feet would be unable to carry the same amount of tasks that a man twice her size would be able to do. Even outrunning a man of this size would take serious effort.
It is also unwise to give women special treatment as rules in the military applies to everyone without discrimination. Doing so may also lead to dissension within a unit.
2. Increased Risk Of Abuse
It has been known to happen that some women in the military were abused by their peers and within their own unit. Things could get even worse if they’re captured and then subjected to subsequent abuse carried out by the enemies.
Some women may be built to endure torture of any kind, but others could be ill-prepared for it. Prisoners of war often go through a horrendous amount of physical abuse, but sexual abuse is often thrown in when women are captured by enemies.
These days, however, even male soldiers can be sexually abused by enemies.
3.Lack Of Family Balance
Growing up without a father can have an effect on children, but things can get worse when they grow up without a mother. This makes a woman and mother in combat very difficult. Women in service who get pregnant during their tour of duty would also have to leave their fellow soldiers behind. In either situation, achieving a balance between family life and military service is not as easy for most women. Going back in service after giving birth would also have an effect on their performance. Some women may even have PTSD that is more severe than men, but nothing they can handle with the right support and treatment.
Women, after all, can cope with depression and other emotions better than men.
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A History of Women in the U.S. Military
Women have been a part of the war effort since the Revolutionary War, but in the early days of our nation they had to cloak themselves in disguise to serve alongside men.
When they were accepted into the military, women were given auxiliary roles.
As the weapons and methods of warfare changed in the late 20th century, however, the Pentagon began to realize that gender matters less on the battlefield.
The First Female U.S. Soldiers
During the Revolutionary, Civil and Mexican Wars, a small number of women were involved in combat, but they had to disguise themselves as men and enlist under aliases. Deborah Samson Gannett, from Plymouth, Massachusetts, was one of the first American woman soldiers. In 1782, she enlisted under the name of her deceased brother, Robert Shurtleff Samson.
For 17 months, Samson served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. She was wounded twice. She cut a musket ball her own thigh so a doctor wouldn't find out she was a woman. Years later, in 1804, Samson was awarded a pension for her service.
Also during the Revolution War, in 1776, Margaret Corbin fought alongside her husband and 600 American soldiers as they defended Fort Washington, New York.
In the Mexican War, Elizabeth C. Newcume dressed in male attire and joined the military at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In 1847, she battled Native Americans in Dodge City. Ten months later, she was discharged when her gender was discovered. In July 1848, however, Congress paid her the land and money she was owed for her service.
In the Civil War, several women disguised themselves as men to enlist and fight for the Union. Sarah Rosetta Wakeman enlisted as Private Lyons Wakeman. She died during the war in New Orleans at the Marine General Hospital. At the time of her death, her true gender was not known. In fact, her headstone reads Lyons Wakeman.
U.S. Women in the World Wars
During World War I, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps allowed women to enlist. More than 12,000 enlisted and about 400 died during the war.
Women also worked for the American Red Cross and the United Service Organizations, as well as in factory, office, transportation, and other jobs vacated by men who were off at war.
By the end of World War I, women made up 24% of aviation plant workers.
In World War II, a total of 350,000 women served in the U.S. military. More than 60,000 women served as Army nurses and over 14,000 served as Navy nurses. Even though they were far from combat, 67 Army nurses were captured in the Philippines by the Japanese in 1942. They were held as POWs for almost three years.Over a dozen Navy nurses were also captured by the Japanese during the war. Also in 1942, the Army created the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). A year later, the WAAC became the Women's Army Corps (WAC), in which more than 150,000 women served.
For the rest of the War, WACs were present in England, France, Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines.
During World War II, the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard also established reserves for women. The Navy began Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) in 1942. More than 84,000 WAVES worked in administrative, medical, and communication jobs.
The Coast Guard set up a women's reserve, in 1942, called SPARS, meaning Semper Paratus / Always Ready. A year later, the Marine Corps Women's Reserve began. Most Marine women served stateside and by the end of the war, 85% of the personnel at the U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters were women.
These reserves were created so that more men could go fight overseas.
Also in 1943, the Air Force created Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP). WASPs were civilians who flew stateside while male pilots served overseas. American aviator Jacqueline Cochran was instrumental in the creation of WASP. She wrote letters to various military leaders, suggesting that women pilots fly non-combat missions.
She became the WASP director. In addition to these reserves, almost three million women worked to support the war effort at various factory, office and aviation jobs in the United States. During this time, Rosie the Riveter became a cultural icon, representing all the American women who worked for the war effort on the home front.
Women's Role in War Changes in Late 20th Century
Women continued to break new ground in the U.S. military after WWII. Part of the reason for this was necessity. The way wars were fought changed over the 20th century. Due to modern weapons of warfare, such as scud missiles and roadside bombs, front lines were blurred and every soldier was at risk.
Over 40,000 women served in the 1991 Gulf War and engaged with enemy forces on an unprecedented level. On September 5, 1990, the U.S.S. Acadia left San Diego for the Persian Gulf. Of the 1,260 on board, 360 were women. It was the first time American men and women shipped out together in wartime conditions.
The 1991 Gulf War was also the first war where women served with men in integrated units within a warzone.However, women in the military suffered a setback in 1994 when Defense Secretary Les Aspin implemented a rule that prohibited women from serving in units “whose primary mission is to engage in direct ground combat.”
Despite the 1994 rule, women continued to play more active roles in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2005, Leigh Ann Hester became the first female soldier to receive the Silver Star for exceptional valor in close–quarters combat. Serving in Iraq, Hester led her team in a 25-minute firefight.
She used hand grenades and an M203 grenade launcher while maneuvering her team to cut off the enemy. In 2008, Monica Lin Brown also received the Silver Star.
After a roadside bomb was detonated in Afghanistan, Brown protected wounded soldiers with her own body and ran through gunfire to save their lives.
Women in the U.S. Military Today
As of 2015, women make up about 15% of the U.S. military. More than 165,000 women are enlisted and active in the armed services with over 35,000 additional women serving as officers.
In February 2012, after a yearlong review, the Pentagon announced women would be permanently assigned to battalions. In these ground units, women would be assigned to such critical jobs as radio operators, medics, and tank mechanics. However, many women have already served in those jobs, in temporary status, due to demand in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Pentagon's new ruling only made these job assignments official and still upheld the ban on women serving in combat tank units, Special Operations commando units and the infantry.
Regarding the policy shift, Anu Bhagwati, Service Women's Action Network director, urged, “It's time military leadership establish the same level playing field to qualified women to enter the infantry, special forces, and other all-male units.”
That playing field was leveled in January 2013, when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the ban on women serving in combat roles would be lifted. In a Jan.
9 letter to Panetta urging the change Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen.
Martin Dempsey said, “The time has come to rescind the direct combat exclusion rule for women and to eliminate all unnecessary gender-based barriers to service.”
The move reversed the 1994 rule that prohibited women from serving in combat.
The change would be gradual; some positions would be available to women immediately, but each branch of the military has until 2016 to request exceptions to the new rule.In fact, the first female soldiers to complete the grueling Army Ranger School will not be allowed to serve with the 75th Ranger Regiment because it hasn't yet lifted its ban on female soldiers.
Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver made history by becoming the first two women to graduate from the Army Ranger School, along with 94 other students, in August 2015.
They graduated in the first year that the Army opened the course to women. About 2015's course, Secretary of the Army John M.
McHugh said in a statement, “This course has proven that every Soldier, regardless of gender, can achieve his or her full potential.”
On Dec. 3, 2015, the Pentagon announces that all combat jobs would be open to women. In a press conference, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that “there will be no exceptions” to the new rule.
The historic announcement overrides the 1994 rule made by the Pentagon that restricted women from combat roles such as infantry, artillery, and armor.
That 1994 rule had remained in place despite the fact that women were often in combat during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, militarywoman.org
by Jennie Wood
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Father/Mother: Let us begin with the sign of the Cross. All: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. All: Dear Jesus, we are here to spend a few minutes with you in prayer. We want to pray for ourselves, our friends and neighbours and for everyone in the world. We know that you came to call all of us to know, love and serve your heavenly Father so that we would be one big, happy family. Parent: Jesus, be close to us now as we pray to the Father in the words you taught us. All: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Parent: Jesus, we want to pray to your Mother too. We want to remember how the angel told her she was to be your Mother. We want to remember how she went to Elizabeth who praised her for saying to God, “Be it done to me as you wish.” That was saying a big “yes” to God. We want to ask Mary to pray for us because we know, Jesus, that if we are close to her, we will be close to you. All: Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Parent: Jesus, as God, you were in existence before the world was made. Then you became a human being with Mary as your mother so that you could tell the world how you and the Father and the Holy Spirit together love all of us and want to share your holy life with us. all praise to this Most Holy Trinity. All: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Parent: (Name) will you read for us that we will have something special to think about? (Here mother or dad asks someone to read a Bible story selected from the following.) Bible Stories The Annunciation – Luke 1:26-38. The Visitation – Luke 1:39-80. Jesus' birth – Luke 2:1-20. Jesus' baptism – Mark 1:3-11. Cana – John 2:1-11. Cure of Leper – Mark 1:40-45. Feeding Crowd – Matthew 15:32-38. Ten Lepers – Luke 17:11-19. Labourers in Vineyard – Matthew 20:1-16. Merciless Servant – Luke 18:21-35. Pharisee and Tax Collector – Luke 18:9-14. Good Samaritan – Luke 10:29-37. Good Shepherd – John 10:1-21. Parent: Let's talk a little bit about the story. Would you to tell the story yourself? Did you the story? Who were the good people in the story? Were there any bad people in the story? Suppose you had been there; what would you have done? (Here mother or dad gives each one a chance to answer. At the end, he or she can talk briefly about a lesson that can be learned from the story.) Parent: I think now that we should pray for our family and for all families. We can begin by remembering the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph. They had their good times and parties and they had their hard times too, when it rained every day for a week, or when Jesus went to Jerusalem and got lost, or when St. Joseph was sick, or when their friends were sick. But they were happy because they loved each other and were kind and helpful to each other. So let us pray that God will help us to be a kind and loving family with each one trying to obey God and to help one another. (The following paragraphs may be added occasionally.) Of course, the Holy Family had relatives and friends, and they cared about them too. We remember Mary went to stay with Elizabeth when she was going to have a baby. And St. Joseph was a carpenter and was always fixing things for the neighbours. And Jesus, besides being a young boy was also God, so he was always being good to others. Imagine living next to Jesus! Could he ever help you with your homework! So let us pray for our friends and relatives that God will bless them and keep them from harm. When Jesus grew up and left home to go around preaching about God the Father and his love for us all, he remembered how happy he had been with his family and tried to make everyone understand that we are really one big family, with God as our Father. he talked about being kind, about forgiving those who hurt us, about taking care of the hungry and those who have no families of their own. So let us pray for everybody in the world and especially for those who have no one to care about them. There were men and women who listened to Jesus and prayed with him for those who were poor or sick or hungry or did not know that God the Father loved them. Jesus said to many of these men and women, “I am glad that you are praying with me. But I would you to work with me too.” So the apostles and others went around preaching about God's love. Other men, and some women too were busy helping the sick and feeding the hungry and teaching the children. As we grow up, Jesus says to us, “I am glad that you are praying for your family and for others. I would you to work with me too.” To some he says, “I want you to get married and teach your children to be good and loving.” To some boys he says, “I would you to be priests when you grow up.” To others he says, “I would you to be religious brothers when you grow up.” To some girls he says, “I would you to be nuns when you grow up.” And to still others, boys and girls, he says, “I would you to grow up to be single people working in the world and helping me to make others understand that God loves them.” So let us pray that as we grow up, we will try to know what Jesus wants us to be, and we will be ready to listen to him. CLOSING PRAYER All: Dear Jesus, we pray with you to the Heavenly Father for all the men and women and children of the world, those who live with their families and those who do not. Make us kind and generous to one another and protect us with your loving care. Mary, our Mother and good St. Joseph, keep us close to Jesus so that we too will be a holy family. Amen. Parent: Now let us close by asking God's blessing. May almighty God bless us, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
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10 Most Attractive Female Armed Forces in the World
Women in the military have a history that extends over 400 years into the past, throughout a large number of cultures and nations. Women have played many roles in the military, from ancient warrior women, to the women currently serving in conflicts, even though the vast majority of all combatants have been men in every culture.
So here is a list of some attractive women soldiers from around the world. You will find that some of them are really hot.
Well, from my point of view these girls have ability to won any beauty contest, but on the other hand these military girls seem absolutely ready to protect their respective countries.
Just take a look at these military lovelies from armies around the globe and vote for the country with the cutest recruits. Share your views in comments!
10. U.S. Army
American women soldiers hold tenth place in our list of most attractive female armed forces in the world.
Women have been a part of the war effort since the Revolutionary War, but in the early days, they had to cloak themselves in disguise to serve alongside men. Now they were given auxiliary roles. As of 2012, women make up 14% of the U.S.
military. More than 165,000 women are enlisted and active in the armed services with over 35,000 additional women serving as officers.
9. Czech Republic Army
For years, Czechoslovakian military regulations did not allow women in the military and it was after WWII that the enlistment of women into military service was permitted. Czech women fought during WWII with distinction as medical personnel, phone operators, and anti-aircraft gun crews.
They served in the Czechoslovakian unit in the Soviet Union, in the British Women Auxiliary Air Forces in the United Kingdom and the British Army in the Middle East.
Now, they have become an integral part of the Czech Armed Forces and some of their positions proved to be indispensable, especially those in the Air Force.
8. Polish Army
Poland army is at No.8 in our list. Currently, there are around 2,500 women in the Polish armed forces, and all women have the same rights as men to join and serve in the Polish Army, Navy, Air Force and Special Forces.
7. British Army
British women hold the 7th position among the most attractive soldiers. They have been integrated into the British Armed Forces since the early 1990s; however, they remain excluded from primarily combat units in the Army, Royal Marines, and Royal Air Force Regiment.
6. Pakistan Army
The female soldiers of Pakistan are 6th position in the list of most attractive female armed forces. Pakistan is the only country in the Islamic world where women are performing their military duties in the hostile and combat military operations. Women have been taking part in Pakistan military since 1947 after the establishment of Pakistan.
Currently a strong sizable unit of women soldiers who are serving in the Pakistan Armed Forces. In 2006, the first women fighter pilots batch joined the combat aerial mission command of PAF and women in Pakistan Army have been trained in combat missions, particularly in sniper, airborne and infantry warfare.
The Pakistan Navy is currently the only uniform service branch where women are restricted to serve in the combat missions.
5. Israel Army
Israel is the only nation to conscript women and assign some of them to infantry combatant service which places them directly in the line of enemy fire.
All Israelis are forced to carry out national service when they turn 18 – meaning the nation’s military is packed with female recruits.
According to current figures as many as 31 per cent of IDF soldiers are women – three times more than the UK. But does that mean Israel has the world’s most attractive armed forces?
4. Greece Army
At No. 4 in our list are attractive soldiers from Greek army. Greece currently has universal compulsory military service for males, under which all men above 18 years of age serve for 9 months. Women may serve in the Greek military on a voluntary basis, they are not required to enlist, as men are.
3. Australian Army
At 3rd position in our list is Australian Army. Women have served in Australian armed forces since 1899. They were restricted to the Australian Army Nursing Service, until World War II.
This role expanded in 1941–42 when the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force established female branches in which women took on a range of support roles.
Women were integrated into the services during the late 1970s and early 1980s and can now serve in most positions in the Australian Defence Force (ADF), including combat roles.
2. Russian Army
There is a popular opinion that Russia has most beautiful girls: slender, well-groomed, with just the right amount of that mysterious soul mixed in.
Russian women, who have played an important role in their country’s military history, at 2nd position among the most attractive armed forces in the world.
They performed various duties in the armies throughout Russian history, specially during the Great Patriotic War.
1. Romanian Army
The Eastern European nation has topped our list of most attractive armed forces. To find the sexiest army recruits in the world, nothing but Romania. The Romanian army ability not be able to boast the firepower of the world’s top aggressive powers, but they accept one abstruse weapon that’s a apple beater – the Sexiest women.
The USA, the land of Hollywood, most attractive female celebrities, Victoria’s Secret angels, and Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition supermodels. As Los Angeles is practically the entertainment capital on the planet, it is just organic that all of the prettiest girls in the world would flock to this city inside the hope of getting discovered because the subsequent massive star.
Here, we have gathered 10 of the most beautiful, attractive female celebrities (in no particular order), the sort of celebrities who brighten the day with their smiles … among other things. Nevertheless, you could be fairly certain that these ladies would often stay inside the mix in whatever list you may discover. So this is really a list from the top ten loveliest celebrities in America.
Presenting the list of 10 Most Attractive Female Celebrities in The USA:
10. Salma Hayek
Who wouldn’t know her? Plenty of roles on screens both big and small.
The Mexican actress is not only gorgeous, but funny as well (did you catch her on 30 Rock?), passionate about improving lives (she’s an anti-domestic violence advocate), and smart as a whip.
Who wouldn’t love her? She has starred in hit motion pictures, her functionality has been noticed by the Academy Awards when she starred within the movie Frida in 2002, and she got herself a wealthy husband.
9. Eva Mendes
The American actress, model, singer, and home-ware and fashion designer. She’s a gorgeous woman who refuses to fix what others may see as flaws — “I have the hugest overbite. It’s so big, my older brothers and sisters used to call me “Bugs.” I looked a bottle opener.
But I’ve never fixed my bite because it’s one of the things that makes me me… My best feature is my big hips. I’ve got some nice childbearing hips, and I feel very proud of them. When I was younger I thought they were too big. I wanted to be slimmer.
But now I totally embrace them.”
There is no doubt that Eva Mendes is most attractive female actor, model & singer. Not only she, her daughter also ranked amongst most beautiful faces of 2018. You may also to see world’s top 10 most beautiful girls.
8. Jessica Alba
Ever since “Dark Angel,” she’s known how to kick ass and take names. Plus she’s committed to her charity work, even offering to work for free if producer Bob Weinstein would make a hefty donation to Amfar.
She has been called a s.x symbol. She appears on the “Hot 100” section of Maxim and was voted number one on AskMen.com’s list of “99 Most Desirable Women” in 2006, as well as “Sexiest Woman in the World” by FHM in 2007. In 2005, TV Guide ranked her # 45 on its “50 Sexiest Stars of All Time” list.
Despite her relative inactivity, possibilities are she would remain as one on the most attractive female celebrities in America.
Her hips don’t lie — and neither do her multiple music awards. The perky Colombian singer has a single on the sexiest hips ever.
She has had various awards for her music, and she uses her fame to superior use by working for charities that benefit young children. She recorded the theme song of the 2010 World Cup of football (it is actually time for Africa).
Why we love her? Her music alone would be enough to make us happy. Add in her tireless work for children’s welfare and education and we’re smitten.
6. Charlize Theron
She’s an Academy-Award-winning actress. Her Oscar-winning performance in “Monster” was called “one of the greatest performances in the history of the cinema” by critic Roger Ebert.
Plus she’s passionately committed to helping the people of her native South Africa — her foundation provides health services for some of the poorest regions of the country. So, that’s why everyone love her.
She’s one of the most beautiful eyes celebs.
5. Adriana Lima
She’s one of the hottest Victoria’s Secret angels… and so much more. The Sports Illustrated magazine’s swimsuit edition supermodel is each and every teenage boy’s dream. Her images happen to be almost certainly pinned up in millions of college dorms about the country.
Guys go wild for her, but Lima has managed to keep a level head in spite of all the fame and adulation. She’s deeply committed to her Catholic faith, often bringing a bible to read backstage at fashion shows. And contrary to the stories you hear about models gone wild, Adriana publicly talked about saving herself for marriage.
She’s now married to Serbian Marko Jarić, and gave birth to daughter last year.
4. Beyonce Knowles
Where you know her from: Music, movies, awards shows…. where haven’t you seen her? She’s the wife of rap star Jay-Z. She was also given the title as People’s World’s Most Beautiful Woman.
Here, so many reasons to love her, but mostly because “Single Ladies” is a song we’re almost glad will be stuck in our heads for the rest of our lives.
She’s also no stranger to charity work, with Survivor Foundation being the most well-known for her contribution to Hurricane Katrina victims.
3. Angelina Jolie
You either laugh, cheer her on or both while watching her as Mrs. Smith on “Mr.and Mrs. Smith“. The gorgeous Angelina is on the most attractive female celebrities in USA.
As much as she loves kids, we should love her for that alone. She’s the right-hand woman of actor Brad Pitt, but she is a business woman and philanthropist all her own. Outside of acting, her charity work includes UNICEF, ONE Campaign and UNHCR. See also; 10 Reasons The World is Shocked At Jolie-Pitt’s Divorce.
2. Scarlett Johansson
The blonde bombshell toped the list of most attractive female celebrities. The multi talented Scarlett Johansson broke big with Lost in Translation and hasn’t slowed down since.
She’s a star who doesn’t starve herself, doesn’t advertise her personal business, and stays the tabloids. Plus, she’s about to kick Iron Man’s butt as the Black Widow! She is a bankable star.
Definitely beautiful from whatever angle you look at her, literally and figuratively. (latimes).
1. Megan Fox
She is sensible, beautiful and most attractive female in US. She’s the go-to geek-bait hot babe, and has appeared on countless magazine covers. She is regarded a contemporary s.x symbol, and readers of FHM and Maxim magazines certainly agree. Guys will constantly wonder what Brian Austin Green has that he was capable to hook up and marry Fox. Watch; Megan Fox HD Photos and Wallpapers.
This quote from The Times of London, when the reporter asked her if she considered herself a role model:
“It depends on what your idea of a role model is. If your idea of a role model is somebody who's gonna preach to your kids that s.x before marriage is wrong and cursing is wrong and women should be this and be that, then I'm not a role model. But if you want your girls to feel strong and intelligent and be outspoken and fight for what they think is right, then I want to be that type of role model, yeah.”
Vote for your favorite one among these most attractive female celebrities, below in comments.
The 7 everyday struggles of women in the military
Being in the military means keeping up with grooming standards. Being a woman in the military means keeping up with grooming standards of the military and society.
While there is a lot of press around sexual harassment and assault in the military, and it is a real problem, there are plenty of other aspects to being a female in uniform.
It also means plenty of trash talk, confusion, and humorous adventures dealing with men in the line of duty.
Throughout any career in the military, there are plenty of gripes that come from the lowest of privates to the highest of generals. Females, though, have a special set of complaints which develop over the course of their careers. Here are seven basic things women learn during their service.
1. Keeping your hair in regs is harder than it looks
(U.S. Coast Guard Training Video)
While the buzzcuts and high-and-tights adorn the heads of many men in the military, attempting to keep long, thick hair in a perfect sockbun is hardly the equivalent. Gel, hairspray, bobby pins, socks, hair ties, and prayers go into each bun, which often has to be fixed throughout the day.
2. Morale items can end up sapping your morale
Female drill instructors at a Marine Corps basic training graduation practice (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Vincent White)
Many woman in the military own a ton of t-shirts and sweatshirts bearing branches and units, just their male counterparts. Wearing these in public, women will often get asked if their boyfriend is in the military. The look on people's faces when you politely correct them is always priceless.
3. Haters gonna hate
Lt. Col. Christine Mau, 33rd Operations Group puts on her helmet before taking her first flight in the F-35A at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marleah Robertson)
Snide comments come with being a woman in the military, but sometimes the questions leave you speechless.
Things “Aren't women in the Army lesbians?” or “They let you fire a real gun?” or even “Green and tan aren't really flattering on you.
” The questions are rooted in discrimination against women who serve, but many women take the questions in stride and use it as a way to teach someone about what it's really to serve.
4. There are many, many more grooming standards
Machinery Repairman 2nd Class Joslyn Kelly from Fairfax, Virginia, shares her #WhyIServe statement from USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chris Cavagnaro/Released)
Makeup is accepted throughout the military, but regulations demand a “natural look.” Servicewomen across the branches become experts at the “no-makeup makeup,” with natural lips, eyes, and cheeks.
Even if no one can tell, keeping a bit of your femininity in uniform is crucial to staying sane, especially on long duty weekends. Along with extreme makeup, nail color on the hands is not authorized, many relish in pedicures with beautiful colors.
Even behind heavy combat boots, a rainbow of shades of nail polish can be found.
5. You never stop proving your value
Maj. Lisa A. Jaster carries a fellow soldier during the Darby Queen obstacle course at the U.S. Army's Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga. (U.S. Army photo)
Every new person has to prove themselves but now that combat roles are open to women, there is a new level of proving yourself as the first generation of women in jobs that have been exclusively for men over the last hundred years. Trying to prove yourself as a .50 cal gunner as a petite woman is hardly easy, but the women who do it will pave the way.
6. Nothing issued off the rack actually fits
Spc. Arielle Mailloux gets some help adjusting her protoype Generation III Improved Outer Tactical Vest from Capt. Lindsey Pawlowski at Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo)
Combat equipment, such as body armor, was developed and sized with men in mind. Many women have found themselves unable to fit in the smallest sizes of some flak jackets and bulletproof vests, not to mention the uncomfortable fits that were meant for more square body types.
7. “If the military wanted you to have kids . . .”
Women with children are often faced with criticism, accused of abandoning their children while deployed or being unfit parents for choosing work over families.
One writer went so far as to say that women in the military were punished for being both mothers and serving in the military.
The stigma of a woman not staying home with her husband and children is more visible in the military than anywhere else, with pressure from both civilians and from their own peers.
Jeannie Leavitt, the first U.S. Air Force fighter pilot in 1993 (U.S. Air Force photo)
Despite all of the challenges, it is rewarding to be a part of the proud line of women who have served in the military, whether as a part of the WAVES, WAGS, and SPARS of WWII or today as sailors, soldiers, Marines, coasties, and airmen.