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Female diver: Monument name excludes women

Female diver: Monument name excludes women

http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2012/09/navy-female-diver-monument-name-excludes-women-093012/ Female diver: Monument name excludes women By Jacqueline Klimas - Staff Writer Posted : Sunday Sep 30, 2012 10:07:56 EDT The name of a proposed monument to honor divers is raising questions of sexism. A grassroots effort is underway to create The Man in the Sea Memorial Monument to honor divers from the Navy, Coast Guard, Army and Marine Corps. But a former Navy diver is taking issue with the tribute because she claims it misses one key point: women also don the diving mask. Retired Cmdr. Darlene Iskra, one of the first female divers to graduate from the Naval School of Diving and Salvage, told Navy Times she was at first pleased with the idea to place a statue at the Navy Yard in Washington. Tell us: Is the Man in the Sea Memorial Monument a suitable name, or should it be chan...

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