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Female Marines Tackle What They Call A Corps' 'Culture of Sexism'

Maj. Janine Garner's photo was swept into the online group in which users, including some fellow troops, graded or demeaned military women. Now she is joining with other Marines to return fire.
Captain Janine Garner on her second deployment in 2007 refueling the Al Asad air base in Iraq Source: Maj. Janine Garner

It was a standard post on Instagram back in May 2016: Eight women, all smiling in their Marine Corps uniforms. Then someone copied it and posted it to a Facebook group.

"And I watched in real time as hundreds of people commented on this photo and said things like they wanted to rape us," Maj. Janine Garner told Host

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