A Former U.S. Marine Looks Back on Her Life in a Male-Dominated Military
April 30, 2019: The New York Times recently reviewed Anuradha Bhagwati's memoir, "Unbecoming: A Memoir of Disobedience." Her book describes her experience as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, bringing the unique perspective of a South Asian, bisexual woman.
In the Marine Corps, Bhagwati held posts in Okinawa, Thailand and Camp Lejeune, and excelled as a marksman and runner. She also faced vicious sexual harassment. When she tried to get the Marines to address it, she ran into bureaucratic cover-ups and was thwarted by the conventions of chains of command.
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West Point's Woman Problem
December 8, 2019: Why aren’t there more women at West Point? All military occupations and units are now open to women, yet women made up less than 20 percent of the 2018 West Point graduating class. And that was the highest percentage ever.