Marine Vet Fazio MFA ’18 on Misogyny in the Military
An essay by Marine veteran Teresa Fazio MFA ’18 in Rolling Stone magazine addresses the problem of “toxic masculinity” in military culture—which, she says, has normalized gender shaming, sexual harassment, and even assault.
“Throughout history, men have burnished their masculinity and channeled their aggression by joining the military,” she writes. “But more important than developing power is knowing how to wield it.
“I'm calling on my brothers in arms to channel their power for good … Don't be one of the guys—be a man. Anything less is dishonorable.”