Combat vet on bias against women in the Marines

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Kate Germano led the military’s only all-female recruit battalion. Under her watch, the women shot better, ran faster, and had fewer injuries. But then she was fired in 2015. She said it had to do with her taking a stand, and confronting gender bias and lowered expectations for women.


Kate Germano is a former Marine Corps officer.
Photo courtesy of the Marine Corps Times. 

Credits

Guest:
Kate Germano - author of “Fight like a Girl: The Truth Behind How Female Marines are Trained” - @kate_germano

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or, Devan Schwartz