Rule 5 Blogging: Recruiting Women Through Art

It’s the weekend and time, once again, for THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL’S version of Rule 5 Blogging. Robert Stacey Stacy McCain described Rule 5 as posting photos of pretty women somewhat déshabillé, but, on this site, our Rule 5 Blogging doesn’t put up pictures of Megan Fox in her summer clothes, but women, in full military gear, serving their countries in the armed forces. The terribly sexist authors on this site celebrate strong women, women who can take care of themselves and take care of others, women who have been willing to put their lives on the line in some not-so-friendly places, women who truly do have the “We can do it!” attitude.

Today, we look at some of the artwork that has been done to encourage women to enlist. Click any picture to enlarge.

OK, I have a problem with this one! The American flag patch goes on the right shoulder, not the left.

OK, I have a problem with this one! The American flag patch goes on the right shoulder, not the left.

This one is in honor of my mother and my Aunt Pat, both of whom were WACs. Pat, my mother's older sister, was a WAC during World War II, and served in Europe. My mother served during the Korean War, in Tokyo.

This one is in honor of my mother and my Aunt Pat, both of whom were WACs. Pat, my mother’s older sister, was a WAC during World War II, and served in Europe. My mother served during the Korean War, in Tokyo.

During past wars, women were recruited to do non-combat jobs, in order to free up men for combat roles. These days, American military women are closer than ever to combat action itself, with only ground combat roles closed to them, and even that is being changed.

During past wars, women were recruited to do non-combat jobs, in order to free up men for combat roles. These days, American military women are closer than ever to combat action itself, with only ground combat roles closed to them, and even that is being changed.

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