BTiP 2022, nr 4 – Artykuł 4

Changes in perception of gender stereotypes in the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic

Bohuslava Mihalčová | University of Economics in Bratislava
ORCID 0000-0001-7958-3429

Michal Pružinský | Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University
ORCID 0000-0002-9848-6496

„Bezpieczeństwo. Teoria i Praktyka”, 4/2022, s. 57-68
DOI 10.48269/2451-0718-btip-2022-4-004
PDF: English

Abstract: Women’s participation in an ever-widening range of occupations is related to growing emancipation, their physical and mental fitness, their ability to solve complex problems based on acquired scientific knowledge, skills, and a strong specific disposition in leading teams. With their natural empathy, inherent to women – mothers, feelings, responsibility, and rational thinking, they show that they are rightly given the same opportunities as their male co-workers. They occupy a wide range of manual work, they are irreplaceable in services, health care, education, science, parliament, but also the police or the armed forces. They do business, run multinational companies, fly aircrafts etc. Less than a century ago, it was rare to see women in the military, and yet women now fight in ground combat, command air combat, pilot combat aircraft, and oversee medical operations. The aim of the paper is to evaluate the participation of women in the tasks of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic in terms of gender stereotypes and to identify the possibilities of full employment of women in the civil service in the reflection of the current military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.
Key words: military, gender stereotypes, women in the armed forces, military skills, women ‘s preferred skills, equal opportunities