Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_input. Selector .selector_input_interaction .selector_spinner.
According to military statistics, women tend to make up between 5.5% and 12.4% of troops stationed at Marine installations around the world.
Outliers include Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island in South Carolina and Marine Corps Community Services Camp Allen in Virginia, whose Marines are 16.7% and 3.9% female, respectively. Elle Audra, a tattoo model with many professional photos on social media, told the Marine Corps Times she suspected her images made it to Marines United after she began getting harassing messages, including one from a man who knew when and where she’d been deployed. In a Facebook post, she decried “slut shaming and rape culture mentality” and said the group’s apparent goal was to degrade and humiliate female troops.
“How am I supposed to lead my Marines when something as uncontrollable as my gender is what limits me?
” La Porta recalled one of the women, an officer, saying. Opha May Johnson became the first female Marine when she joined the Marine Corps Reserve in 1918.
“My dad just asked if I was a part of the group Marines United.