Late City Edition: Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16 at 9pm

This week, Late City Edition explores the dissonant reality that faces women enlisted in the armed services: that of increasing opportunity and pervasive misogyny. The series features Abigale Wyatt, Helen Schor, and Leslie Paisley - three female Columbia students who have served in the military. We also sat down with Helen Benedict, a professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism whose groundbreaking book "The Lonely Soldier" has been key in drawing attention to the epidemic of sexual assault in the military. Weaving together these narratives, we try to answer the question of whether female service members' benefits of service ultimately trump the costs?