05 Sep

A+C Artpace Review


Women on the front lines of combat is a contentious issue for the United States Marine Corps and Army, with more than 200,000 jobs for military occupational specialties still closed to women in those two sectors of the armed services. However, the Pentagon has declared both services must fully integrate females into their forces by January, 2016.  Dallas artist Margaret Meehan shows that women have never lacked the courage to put their lives on the line in Decoration Day by comparing the women serving today in the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan with the estimated 400 to 1,000 women who served in the Civil War, albeit disguised as men.- full review by Dan Goddard on A+C website