GUEST POSTS….We have another guest post today. This one is from Debra Dickerson, a former Air Force intelligence officer turned writer who has been the National Correspondent for Salon, a Beliefnet columnist, a Senior Editor at US News & World Report, and is currently on the editorial advisory board of the Washington Monthly. She writes two blogs of her own, Black Catharsis (“ruminations on the ridiculousness of being black in 2004”) and Black Cinderella (“ruminations on the ridiculousness of being black and female in 2004”), and recently published her second book, The End of Blackness, reviewed here.

Today Debra writes about Abu Ghraib and the feminization of the military.