New York native Andrea Goldstein was an active duty naval officer from 2009-2016, and she’s been a contributor to the military website “Task & Purpose” since 2014. In today’s episode, Andrea talks about why she joined the Navy, how the military often overlooks contributions of male caregivers like her partner—himself a veteran of the war in Afghanistan—and issues raised in her article “Veteran Caregivers Can Be Men, But No One Recognizes That.” What is women’s work? What is men’s work? Tune in and learn why how we define both matters for all of us, in and out of uniform.
Andrea’s article: Task & Purpose
Rand Report: America’s Military Caregivers
NY Times article Andrea mentioned: The Men Feminists Left Behind
Music: “Florentiner March” | United States Navy Band | Public Domain