A few weeks ago, the Pentagon officially lifted the ban on women soldiers to engage in combat. Over the course of her career, the woman photojournalist Lynsey Addario has covered numerous conflicts, frequently photographing women in the military. Last spring, Addario was held in captivity along with three other New York Times photographers in Libya. Read about her reaction to the U.S. military’s milestone announcement and her experience documenting war. Many question why Addario works on documenting global conflicts, and many more question whether female soldiers should participate in active combat duty. Do you think its too dangerous for women photographers (or soldiers and journalists) to work in war zones? Do you think their gender helps or is a hindrance on the front line?
Please share your responses with your classmates by Saturday, March 2 (in two weeks).