Queer to the Corps Sue Nugent

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Queer to the Corps  by  Sue Nugent

Queer to the Corps by Sue Nugent
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When 17-year-old Annie McGee visits a Marine Corps recruiting office, she learns little about opportunities for women in the Corps, but recruiters show her that she can drink on base and smoking dope is okay, too. She joins the Marines to leave herMoreWhen 17-year-old Annie McGee visits a Marine Corps recruiting office, she learns little about opportunities for women in the Corps, but recruiters show her that she can drink on base and smoking dope is okay, too.

She joins the Marines to leave her large Catholic family in Seattle, find her identity as a young woman, serve her country, and learn skills for a job. In this coming of age novel set in the late 1970s and early 80s, McGee and other female recruits find the true enemy: a misogynist Marine Corps. Besides being required to wear Hooker Red lipstick and girdles, they face peers, superiors, and prurient intelligence officers who want them to prove their heterosexuality, give sexual favors for advancement, and believe that they, as women Marines, are the cause of the hostility and sexual violence they face.

Written during the era of Dont Ask, Dont Tell, but set in the era when homosexuals were banned from serving in the military, this novel offers a rare look into the lives of women-- and the men--who served.



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