Women serving in combat is a topic that rarely is talked about. In 2015, women gained rights in the United States to serve in all positions that were only open to men previously. As Ashton B. Carter stated, “They’ll be able to serve as Army Rangers, Green Berets, Navy Seals, Marine Corps Infantry, Air Force parajumpers, and everything that was previously open only to men”. Women are just as vital to the military as men are in both physical, and intellectual ways, and with more women alongside men in combat, the US military could benefit a lot from both genders being involved. In the end, a uniform needs a body to fill it, and whether it’s a male or a female’s, either one can complete the job if qualified. If a women wants to fight for her country, she should not need to earn the rights to do so.
Kasey Roberts is an Illustration student from Unity, Maine and is now based in New York. Roberts studies Communication Design with an emphasis in Illustration at PrattMWP/ Pratt Institute of Art with a minor in film. Her art has been featured in shows in both Maine and New York; she also was invited to attend Haystack Mountain School of Crafts as one of 70 high school students in 2014. Kasey also loves to travel, and has found art inspiration in South Korea, France, Scotland, New York, and Canada to name a few. After she completes her studies in New York City, she hopes to either continue living in NYC or move out of the country to a bigger city to pursue her dream in illustration and animation within the gaming industry or comic industry.