Resource December 5, 2018

Meet the Journalist: Teresa Fazio

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Image by Teresa Fazio. Sweden, 2018.
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This summer, Sweden's first class of gender-neutral concripts reported for duty, less than a year...

A female mechanized infantry conscript directs colleagues while learning to repair a CV90 combat vehicle. Image by Teresa Fazio. Sweden, 2018.
A female mechanized infantry conscript directs colleagues while learning to repair a CV90 combat vehicle. Image by Teresa Fazio. Sweden, 2018.

Less than a year after Sweden's #MeToo movement, known as #givaktochbitihop, or "stand at attention and bite the bullet," the Swedish military implemented a gender-neutral draft. Women have served in combat arms units for 30 years in Sweden. But it turns out, they have problems of discrimination, sexual harassment and assault just as they do in the U.S. Fazio traveled to several military bases in Sweden to witness their conscript training and see how they're trying to fix problems from within.

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