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Learning from the Deschamps Report: why military and Veteran researchers ought to pay attention to gender

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In her 2015 report, former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Marie Deschamps documents a sexualized culture within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) that is hostile toward female and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) members.  As civilian and military researchers in Canada begin to contemplate what kind of research to conduct in response to the Deschamps Report, this article argues that what is required is a broader gendering of Canadian military and Veteran research and not just a focus on female military members or sexualized violence in the military.