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- Nowadays, when women are also allowed to do their voluntary military service in the Finnish Defence Forces, the term varusmiespalvelus —with the literal meaning "service done by a male conscript"— may be considered sexist by some. Therefore, the term asepalvelus —with the literal meaning "service that involves weapons"— is gender-neutral. However, varusmiespalvelus is very commonly used, and not widely considered sexist.
- (military service) asepalvelus