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Welp, you thought Silicon Valley bros have been dangerous. However in case you’re searching for the headquarters of the modern-day He-Man Woman Hater’s club, it’s the U.S. Marines you’re after.
Apparently 30,000 of them have been members of a closed Fb group the place they’d share nude pictures of feminine marines, the MarineTimes first reported. Typically nude pics have been accompanied by a lady’s title and rank.
Late on Thursday extra stories emerged that these guys have already began up a brand new Fb group, “Marines United 2.zero,” that has greater than 2,300 members, in line with Jared Keller and taskandpurpose.com, and contains express movies. Enterprise Insider stories that there’s additionally a message board crammed with more men behaving badly, sharing revenge porn, and many others. A Marines spokesperson informed BI: “Marines will assault this downside head-on and proceed to get higher.”
It will get worse
Lest you assume this was an remoted factor: A former Marine sergeant wrote a bit within the New York Instances detailing a horrific misogynistic tradition within the group.
Simply an instance: His platoon within the Marines had a “slut wall,” he writes. “This drill-instructor-approved bulletin board was the place recruits posted pictures of girlfriends who broke up with them throughout coaching. The unstated, however clearly understood, rule was that the raunchier these pictures have been, the higher.”
Of all of the branches of the army, the Marines, you’ll be completely unsurprised to study, have the smallest proportion of ladies of their higher ranks.
I known as bullshit on that sculpture everybody liked
Like everybody else, my coronary heart immediately warmed on the website of the bronze sculpture of a bit woman bravely staring down the enduring Wall Avenue Charging Bull. However the extra I thought of it, the much less I used to be into it: First, why a woman? Maybe as a result of grownup empowered girls are nonetheless too scary for folks to deal with. Hmmm.
Second, did the corporate who sponsored the piece truly observe what it was preaching? Not likely. Read my take.
Ladies are combating again each rattling day
I spoke to a lady who was fired from her job after refusing to hug her boss, who had been grabbing her day by day for six months. Lastly, she had sufficient.
What makes the story not too terrible is that she fought again. She bought a lawyer and it appears to be like like the corporate goes to a minimum of pay her some cash and presumably hearth the man. Who was he? Oh, the CEO.
Additionally, this girl is one among many who’re combating again in opposition to harassment and discrimination within the Trump period.
So, it’s not all so dangerous.