The Power of Gendered Stereotypes in the US Marine Corps

  title={The Power of Gendered Stereotypes in the US Marine Corps},
  author={Emerald M. Archer},
  journal={Armed Forces \& Society},
  pages={359 - 391}
Gendered stereotypes in the US military context often result in the creation of barriers for women. Constant confrontation with these barriers may negatively impact a servicewoman’s career. The author argues that gendered stereotypes in the US Marine Corps (USMC) have the potential to undermine a female Marine’s performance, and sometimes the performance of others around her. Through the application of ethnographic content analysis to thirty-five in-depth interviews (seventeen female and… 

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