Budget Deal Includes $18 Million to ‘Battle Misogyny’ in Marine Corps


The spending deal working its way through Congress includes $18 million for consultants to "battle misogyny" in the Marine Corps.

Military Times reported that the $1.16 trillion bill to keep the government funded through September includes funding for consultants for "Marine Corps leaders to battle misogyny in the ranks."

According to the report, "The omnibus spending bill includes $18 million for ‘consulting services to include assistance to the Commandant of the Marine Corps' to address the recent nude photo sharing scandal within the service, a signal of lawmakers' continued concern over the crimes."

The Corps has promised a wide effort to "curb a misogynistic culture within the Marine Corps" since the scandal.

"The omnibus does not specify exactly what those consulting services will include, but represents a significant cash advance from Congress for a single issue," Military Times said.

Last year all Marines were required to undergo "unconscious bias" training after the Obama administration opened all combat jobs to women.

"Topics include unconscious bias, which focuses on how people prejudge others based on factors such as race and gender, and principles of institutional change," Military.com reported last March.

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Elizabeth Harrington is a senior writer for the Washington Free Beacon. Elizabeth graduated from Temple University in 2010. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, she worked as a staff writer for CNSNews.com. Her email address is elizabeth@freebeacon.com. Her Twitter handle is @LizWFB.

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