Veteran to Marine Corps: Stop With the Casual Rape Jokes

Marines have their own, semi-private Hot or Not on Facebook and Instagram, where they post stolen photographs of female servicewomen, vote “smash or pass,” and share their favorite rape and race jokes and memes — often under their own name and rank. Ranting for Now This News, veteran and Task & Purpose editor-in-chief Brian Adam Jones wonders why the powerful Marine Corps. — which polices Marines’ speech down to their footwear choices — won’t do anything to stop bigoted threats and harassment.

Marines Have Their Own Rape-y ‘Hot or Not’