A Former U.S. Marine Looks Back on Her Life in a Male-Dominated Military
April 30, 2019
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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