Fight Like a Girl challenges the Marine Corps standards of female recruits

The Marine Corps is the only military branch to still have segregated training

Kaylah Jackson
March 27, 2018 - 3:02 pm

(Photo by Cpl. Vanessa Austin)


Meet the woman who is challenging the entire United States Marine Corps. We talked with former, USMC Lt. Col. Kate Germano, about her upcoming book, Fight Like a Girl. Together with co-author and Army veteran, Kelly Kennedy, they take you behind the scenes and reveal what life is like for a female Marine and how lower standards for female recruits have created an environment of benevolent sexism in the Corps. 

In this episode we discussed: 

  • Why being at 4th Battalion was "tears and cupcakes."
  • Why is it expected women fall out of The Crucible Hike.
  • How a male recruit died because of abusive training.
  • Why being a "squeaky wheel" in the Marine Corps is not a good thing.



Fight Like a Girl is currently available to buy on pre-order. You can buy it in stores and online April 3, 2018.