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Marine Corps Sets Goal to Scrub Gender Bias from Documents



by Hope Hodge Seck

 

The most male-dominated military service in the Department of Defense has embarked on an ambitious initiative to strip unnecessary masculine pronouns and other indicators of gender bias out of its foundational publications within the next 24 months.

The assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Glenn Walters, told members of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services that the Corps has accelerated a timeline to overhaul some 107 documents, including doctrinal publications, to make language gender-inclusive, reflecting a cultural shift taking place in the service.

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