Siobhan DowlingJuly 3, 2012 06:00
BERLIN — A decade after being forced by the EU to accept women soldiers, the Bundeswehr is attempting to make itself more attractive to female recruits. “We have already built [daycares] in some of the bigger barracks,” said one officer. Women report being treated “very carefully by the male officers or rejected.” Men rate their female comrades’ abilities as lower than their own. And then there’s sexual harassment and assault.