Women in Maritime

  • The Marines push back against women in combat

    ​The plan to make America’s military more politically correct ran into a bit of a snag this week. Barack Obama has been pushing to get women into combat roles, in addition to a variety of other politicized moves including supporting women in Ranger training.

  • U.S. Efforts to Support Women's Economic...

    U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell led the U.S. delegation to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Fora September 15 – 18, in Manila, Philippines.

  • Lawmakers demand briefing on female Marine study

    House lawmakers have requested a briefing by the Marine Corps on its recent study showing that female Marines were less capable than their male counterparts, as the Pentagon is preparing to open all combat jobs to women.

  • Liberals Listen to Politics Over Science in...

    Well, the results are in from a recent study and its doesn't look promising for combat effectiveness if women are integrated into Marine Corps infantry. However, it appears these inconvenient results are going to be ignored by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus who seems ready to sacrifice lives and military readiness on the altar of political correctness.

  • The military's gender issue

    avy Secretary Ray Mabus, speaking to NPR's David Greene, panned a Marine Corps study that found mixed-gender combat units don't perform nearly as well as all-male units.

  • Women Injured Twice as Often as Men, Less...

    A study conducted by the Marine Corps to evaluate how female service members perform in combat operations concluded that women are more vulnerable to injury, less accurate with weapons, and slower than men when completing tactical movements.

  • Marine experiment with mixing sexes in combat...

    Over the past nine months, the Marine Corps tested a gender-integrated task force in both Twentynine Palms, Calif. and Camp Lejeune, N.C. in an attempt to gauge what the Marine Corps might look like with women in combat roles.

  • Difficult to recruit and retain both men and...

    The problems affecting recruiting and retaining women in shipping are the same as those that affect encouraging men to work to the industry, a panel told attendees at the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) seminar at London International Shipping Week (LISW).


Qamea women learn boat steering

Learning  to steer a boat is a skill women on Qamea Island need to possess as they take on the responsibility of fishing in their households.