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Professors Claim Marine Corps Suffers from 'Toxic Masculinity,' 'Fraternity' Culture

By Craig Bannister | May 30, 2017 | 10:40am EDT
Marines storm the beach in battle.

Marines are so masculine it’s "toxic," a Marine college professor declared in an interview with Vox.com.

"Women are more unwelcome in the Marines than in any other branch of military service," Vox writes:

“The Obama administration opened the door for women to serve in combat roles. The unhappiest service about that order? The Marine Corps.”

Prof. James Joyner of Marine Command and Staff College blames the problems arising from the introduction of females into the Marines on the Corps’ ‘toxic masculinity culture.”

Another professor faults Marines for acting like frat boys:

“The corps acts like a fraternity, according to Emerald Archer, an expert on women’s advancement at Mount St. Mary’s University in California. Many Marines, she said, believe that integrating women would ruin that brotherhood.”

Even advertising for female recruits has reinforced the fraternity mindset, Vox claims:

“The ad, titled ‘Battle Up,’ was meant to let women know they’re welcome in the Marine Corps. But it also inadvertently refocused attention on the service’s well-earned reputation for being a fraternity that often marginalizes or mistreats female troops.”

The struggle to integrate women into the Marine Corps in nothing less than a battle for the institution’s very “soul,” Vox concludes:

“So as the service tries to win battles around the world, the most important fight may be the one closest to home: the battle for the soul of the Marine Corps.”

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