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Norway's women join the draft
« on: August 25, 2016, 04:27:35 pm »
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/norway-s-women-join-the/3072374.html


Female army recruits in training at military base in Setermoen, Norway. (Photo: AFP)

"You don't want to have sex and fraternise with anyone in your room for example or in your small unit because that makes it quite awkward."

A 2014 study showed that unisex dormitories helped combat sexual harassment thanks to a phenomenom of "de-genderisation". Sharing living quarters makes both the men and women pay more attention to their behaviour, and thus they're able to develop a camaraderie, an almost sibling-like relationship, the study's authors claimed.

"In the beginning we were a little shy. We didn't really know how to behave around the girls. But once the initial awkwardness had passed, we relaxed and the girls were soon just like us," says a young male recruit, Kasper Sjavag.

Being mixed together with the guys "means that when it comes to performance, I really push my limits and can get used to working harder to keep up," says Kasper's female roommate, Gine Grimsbu.

"From a social aspect, the guys treat us well and they're respectful. There are a few who aren't used to being with girls but I think it'll be fine."



This is a fantastic model which SAF should look at.  Norway is the WAY!  :D
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