Active duty refers to a full-time occupation as part of a military force, as opposed to reserve duty. In Great Britian and the Commonwealth the equivilent term is active service.
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“Women have acquired equal place to man in society, but the double standard has really never been relinquished; certainly not by men. Modern mans fear of passivity or of the active woman proves to be as eternal as modern womans struggle to come to terms with her femininity.”
—Peter Blos (20th century)
“...I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and to share not just my triumphs, not just the things that felt good, but the pain, the intense, often unmitigating pain. It is important to share how I know survival is survival and not just a walk through the rain.”
—Audre Lorde (19341992)