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The Resource Fight like a girl : the truth behind how female Marines are trained, Kate Germano ; with Kelly Kennedy

Fight like a girl : the truth behind how female Marines are trained, Kate Germano ; with Kelly Kennedy

Label
Fight like a girl : the truth behind how female Marines are trained
Title
Fight like a girl
Title remainder
the truth behind how female Marines are trained
Statement of responsibility
Kate Germano ; with Kelly Kennedy
Title variation
Truth behind how female Marines are trained
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Marine Corps continues to be the only service where men and women train separately in boot camp or basic training. This segregation negatively affects interaction with male marines later on, and, lower expectations of female recruits are actively maintained and encouraged. But Lieutenant Colonel Kate Germano arrived at the Fourth Recruit Training Battalion at Parris Island--which exclusively trains female recruits--convinced that if she expected more of the women just coming into Corps, she could raise historically low standards for female performance and make women better Marines. And, after one year, shooting qualifications of the women under her command equaled those of men, injuries had decreased, and unit morale had noticeably improved. Then the Marines fired her. This is the story of Germano's struggle to achieve equality of performance and opportunity for female Marines against an entrenched male-dominated status quo. It is also a universal tale of the effects of systemic gender bias. Germano charges that the men above her in the chain of command were too invested in perpetuating the subordinate role of women in the Corps to allow her to prove that the female Marine can be equal to her male counterpart. She notes that the Marine Corps' $35-million gender-integration study, which shows that all-male squads perform at a higher level than mixed male-female squads, flies in the face of the results she demonstrated with the all-female Fourth Battalion and raises questions about the Marine Corps' willingness to let women succeed. At a time when women are fighting sexism and systemic bias in many sectors of society, Germano's experience has wide-ranging implications and lessons--not just for the military but also for corporate America, the labor force, education, and government
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Germano, Kate
Dewey number
  • 359.9/6092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
VE23
LC item number
.G47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kennedy, Kelly
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Germano, Kate
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Women marines
  • Women and the military
  • Sexism
  • HISTORY
Label
Fight like a girl : the truth behind how female Marines are trained, Kate Germano ; with Kelly Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tears and cupcakes -- The firing squad -- Not smart enough to be a sailor -- Data geek -- The rest of the story -- Esprit de cult -- Fourth dimension -- Iron ladies -- Great expectations -- Separate but not equal -- Corsets kill careers -- Moving targets -- Pizza boxes -- Preaching integration -- Shoot like a girl -- Train like a girl -- Mean girls -- When there's no one left to blame -- Fisticuffs -- While the cat is away -- Thumpin' third -- Good news travels fast -- Like a (bad) boss -- Climate change -- The rapist is always wrong -- Worst of the worst -- General relativity -- Kill the messenger -- Leaked like a sieve -- Command performance -- Equal opportunist -- Fifth dimension: a lifetime of devotion
Control code
ocn993645207
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781633884137
Lccn
2017049748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993645207
Label
Fight like a girl : the truth behind how female Marines are trained, Kate Germano ; with Kelly Kennedy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tears and cupcakes -- The firing squad -- Not smart enough to be a sailor -- Data geek -- The rest of the story -- Esprit de cult -- Fourth dimension -- Iron ladies -- Great expectations -- Separate but not equal -- Corsets kill careers -- Moving targets -- Pizza boxes -- Preaching integration -- Shoot like a girl -- Train like a girl -- Mean girls -- When there's no one left to blame -- Fisticuffs -- While the cat is away -- Thumpin' third -- Good news travels fast -- Like a (bad) boss -- Climate change -- The rapist is always wrong -- Worst of the worst -- General relativity -- Kill the messenger -- Leaked like a sieve -- Command performance -- Equal opportunist -- Fifth dimension: a lifetime of devotion
Control code
ocn993645207
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781633884137
Lccn
2017049748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993645207

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