Please turn your attention to the gentleman on the right, in the slightly less unfortunate of the two ensembles before us. He is Marine Corps veteran Mark Geist, and if you’ll look carefully, his fly is down.
In a move that has left some of its members disgruntled, the U.S. Marines Corps has decided to make a number of their service titles gender neutral by removing the word “man” from combat jobs—and as you might have guessed by now, some dudes be angry.
Two marines are under investigation for uploading a photo to social media in which they allegedly threatened to attack gay bars—all less than a week after the shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, which has been deemed the worst mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history.
During today’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on women in combat two top generals said that women should be required to register for the Selective Service, along with men, as the branches begin to integrate women into combat roles.
Until recently, women could enlist in the Marines, but they couldn't serve in active combat. Now the government agency is hoping to lure recruits with its, "A Few Good Women" campaign—or are they?
Prosecutors in the Philippines have filed murder charges in a regional court today against a US Marine accused of brutally murdering a woman in October. He is being held without bail.
One year ago this month, I was invited to meet with the White House about the crisis of sexual assault in the military. The meeting was rushed, and had the feeling of a pre-Christmas publicity stunt. The President was nowhere to be seen. His senior advisors insisted that the Commander in Chief cared about the issue…
Women were first allowed to enroll in the US Marines (for clerical duty) in 1918. Over 300 of them entered the Corps that year, and they were immediately nicknamed the "Marinettes."
Today brings not one but two news stories about opportunities opening up for women in the U.S. military.
Brian Jones, a Marine Corps veteran and the editor-in-chief of Task & Purpose, is tired of military leaders' indifference to systemic online sexism.
It has been more than three weeks since Twentynine Palms, California, resident Erin Corwin went missing, and law enforcement has been focusing the investigation on Christopher Brandon Lee, a married ex-Marine with whom Corwin (also married) was having an affair. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department has…
Female Marines have already begun proving their combat ability with eighty-five women making it through the infantry training course last fall. But doubts still remain about their ability to meet the same standards a men—a question largely of physical strength.
It's strange to think of a soldier — a tough, fit, well-oiled machine charged with helping and defending — as being able to perform those duties while voluntarily vomiting five times a day. But that describes Marine Theresa Larson.
In November, the Marines announced that they'd pushed back a new requirement for women in the Marines to complete the same physical fitness test as men by January 2014. That standard has been pushed back yet again because more than half of female Marines cannot complete the three pull-ups demanded of men and women.
Yesterday, Fox News and The New York Post both reported on a rumor that President Obama had issued an order to change the hats worn by the male members of the Marines to ones that was more "unisex" in appearance. Those serving in the Marines were apparently furious, with one anonymous serviceman (who may or may not…
This hardly makes the rocketing sexual assault statistics and myriad gross scandals surrounding military women and the officers who tape them in the shower any less disheartening, but it's a start? A replica of the famous Molly Marine statue, erected during World War II and modeled physically after a female Marine who…
Alex Minsky — the Marine-turned-underwear model we sorta have a crush on — was pretty charming on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, though clearly very nervous and fidgety (his mom was in the audience and he kept looking to her!). Leno asked him how he got sober and Minksy said, "I don't know. It wasn't my…
Ripped, tattooed underwear model Alex Minksy will take your breath away. Not because he's beautiful — he is! — but because his story is heart-squeezingly inspiring.
We're not sure if the title of the Associated Press's report on whether women will be drafted now that they'll be fighting on the front lines — "Listen Up Ladies! Uncle Sam Might Want You Too" — is patronizing or sarcastic or what. (It'd make sense on a blog but seems a bit weird coming from the AP.) It skews towards…