Fight Like a Girl: challenging Marine Corps standards for female recruits

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.

Connecting Vets talked with former, USMC Lt. Col. Kate Germano, about her book, Fight Like a Girl. Together with co-author and Army veteran, Kelly Kennedy, they take you behind the scenes, revealing 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 discuss: 

  • 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 for sale  here.