The Pull-Up Test for Female Marines Has Been Delayed Again

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. » 1/03/14 10:50am 1/03/14 10:50am

Here's Colbert's Hilarious Takedown of the Marines' New Girly Hats

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… » 10/25/13 12:40pm 10/25/13 12:40pm

Bronze Ass-Kicker Molly Marine Is Finally In Her Rightful Place

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… » 7/06/13 12:30pm 7/06/13 12:30pm

Marine-Turned-Underwear Heartthrob Propositioned on The Tonight Show

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… » 6/27/13 10:30am 6/27/13 10:30am

Women Have Been in Combat All Along

In a groundbreaking move, the Pentagon lifted the ban on women in combat this week. But it's somewhat misleading to report that the military will now allow women to serve in combat, because guess what: women are already serving in combat, just without receiving the requisite benefits and honor that are supposed to… » 1/24/13 11:30am 1/24/13 11:30am

Marines Order Military Spouse Clubs to Allow Gay Husbands and Wives

Following the long awaited death of Don't Ask Don't Tell, the U.S. Marine Corps have now taken action to assure that gay and lesbian military spouses will be allowed in all on-base military spouse clubs. In a memo sent to Marine legal offices across the country, the Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant ordered that… » 1/11/13 5:00pm 1/11/13 5:00pm

Some Military Women Don't Want to Fight, But That Doesn't Mean They…

The Pentagon might let women become infantry troops, but do most female soldiers and Marines actually want to be front-line war fighters? Does it matter? No. Framing the debate as "but the ladies don't even want to fight!" is offensive and besides the point. » 1/07/13 12:00pm 1/07/13 12:00pm

The Marine Corps Hopes to Attract Women By Telling Them They Can Be…

The Marine Corps: notoriously fabulous at marketing itself, notoriously shitty at attracting officers who aren't white men. (Only 7 percent are women; 6 percent are black.) Now, the Marines are launching a new marketing campaign to draw more minorities and women into its ranks by focusing on the things they think… » 11/08/12 2:20pm 11/08/12 2:20pm

When Will the Military Start Seriously Prioritizing Women?

Super qualified army Col. Ellen Haring — West Point graduate, career officer, doctoral student — was excited when she heard she was close to getting her dream job: supervising female soldiers who work with Afghan women in combat zones for special-operations units. But then she got a call from a staff officer saying… » 10/17/12 12:55pm 10/17/12 12:55pm

Second Female Marine Drops Out of Infantry Officer Course

Sad news: the Marines' attempt to integrate women into their Infantry Officer Training Program has officially failed, at least for the time being — the second of two female Marines that tried to make it through the course quit due to medical reasons late last week. » 10/16/12 3:10pm 10/16/12 3:10pm

Critics of Women in Combat Worried Ladies Will Make Men Worse at…

For the first time, a select group of terrifyingly formidable women have been allowed to enter Marine Infantry Officer Training on an experimental basis. In other words, we're one major step closer to allowing women to fight alongside men on the front lines. But with all the hair pulling and dainty slapping and… » 10/04/12 1:00pm 10/04/12 1:00pm

Women Who Cheat on (or With) Soldiers Get Viciously Outed on Facebook

Appearing on Maury to expose a cheating ex is so 20th century. Now, spurned lovers — or anyone with a grudge — can go online to post photos and otherwise cyberbully people they claim have done them wrong. Nearly 15,000 people are fans of the Facebook group "Make Them Famous for Military Exes," which seeks to expose… » 8/28/12 12:20pm 8/28/12 12:20pm

Marine Corps Officially Says They'll Let Women Train for (Some Types…

It's happening: the Marine Corps officially announced — as expected — that it will allow women to start training at its intensive infantry officer school at Quantico, VA and join some ground combat battalions. The changes will provide the Marine Corps' 13,800 women (out of 197,800 men — the Marines are the most… » 7/09/12 6:30pm 7/09/12 6:30pm

Don't Put Women in Combat, Says Female Combat Veteran

Last April, the Marine Corps announced that it would begin integrating female officers into its Infantry Officer Course, a monumental step towards allowing women to serve in front-line combat that would also open up more promotions for women, some of whom have been complaining for decades that prohibiting women from… » 7/05/12 10:00am 7/05/12 10:00am

Breastfeeding Military Advocate Fired for 'Promoting' Her Cause

A few weeks ago, a photo of two Air Force women breastfeeding in uniform caused controversy when some argued that naturally feeding your baby while clad in camouflage is disrespectful to the military. (Women aren't allowed to breastfeed while in uniform, because breasts are weapons of mass destruction for… » 6/15/12 12:40pm 6/15/12 12:40pm