Hot Link: Teresa Fazio on the Marines United Scandal

Oh Well (2) by Lydia Komatsu

“Oh Well (2)” courtesy of Lydia Komatsu

In case you’ve missed it, a big scandal hit the Marine Corps a few weeks back regarding the rank misogyny of a Facebook page called “Marines United.” While ostensibly a support group for active and separated Marines, it also facilitated the sharing of inappropriate photos of women Marines.

Teresa Fazio is a former Marine officer, and one hell of a writer (her prizewinning short story in Consequence is worth the subscription) I had the pleasure of meeting at AWP. I recommend you read her opinion piece, which details some of her experiences as woman in the Corps, and recommends a fairly simple, common sense way-ahead: Marine Speaks Out Against Military Sexual Harassment – Rolling Stone