Skip to comments.Few female Marines step forward for infantry
Posted on 11/28/2012 1:45:12 PM PST by QT3.14
Female Marine officers are unlikely to join the infantry anytime soon, in part because of a lack of volunteers for the Marine Corps' Infantry Officer Course, which was opened to women in September.
Only two of about 80 eligible female Marines have volunteered for the course -- a grueling, three-month advanced regimen conducted at Quantico, Va., that was opened to women to research their performance.
Of the two female volunteers, one washed out on the first day, along with 26 of the107 men, and the other dropped out two weeks later for medical reasons, a Marine Corps spokesman said.
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Probably a corpse man.
One of the 400+ commenters at the link:
The Israelis tried it years ago and dropped it fast. When the Arabs
captured one they would torture her into screaming and the Israeli
grunts went nuts and against orders tried to save them. Men, other
than moslem males that is, are hard wired that way. The ambushes set
up by the Arabs slaughtered them. That was the end of that piece of
liberal stupidity. NOW they want to try it here. God help us all
and God save the Corps.
Any waman stupid enough to want to be a Marine infantry officer is waaaay to stupid to be one.
We’ve gone insane!
From the report of the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces (report date November 15, 1992, published in book form by Brasseys in 1993):
The average female Army recruit is 4.8 inches shorter, 31.7 pounds lighter, has 37.4 fewer pounds of muscle, and 5.7 more pounds of fat than the average male recruit. She has only 55 percent of the upper-body strength and 72 percent of the lower-body strength...
...women are more than twice as likely to suffer leg injuries and nearly five times as likely to suffer [stress] fractures as men.”
Keep the standards of the Corps at the highest level. If any woman wants to try and can manage to keep up with the big boys, fine.
Firefighter have a rodeo each yera that is a physical test of the best.
Dragging hose ,chopping ,climbing,carrying, all of the thing Firefighters do.
They have a course for men and a course for women.
If women can do the job they should compete against the men.
They get paid the same.
Nah, nobody real.
I married a BAM 40 years ago and she would still kick your ass for using the term BAM. Then again, that was 40 years ago and she has mellowed quite a bit. Most of the WMs we knew could have never hacked the training much less extended combat.
Semper Fi from both of us.
Only two countries had mixed-gender combat units: (1) Israel in its War for Independence (1948-1949) and (2) Russia's Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). Neither of them employ females in frontline combat roles for good reasons that were written in blood,
1. The women and men suffered disproportionate casualties. The women tried to prove themselves and took more risks. The men tried to protect the women.
2. Women casualties had far greater effects on unit morale among the women and the men.
3. Fraternization was an on-going and serious problem that caused order discipline problems in these units.
Both Israel and Russia have women in their military branches today and the women are given combat training. However, they are not assigned to combat arms of infantry, armor, and artillery.
The Canadian Army has opened its infantry units to women. Only three women passed the selection process and none are presently serving with infantry units.
equal rights should mean equal rights but that also should mean that a woman should do exactly the same test as a man and they do not.
Like you said, this is insane.
Think of this.
right now this admin wants submarines to be changed to allow women on them when there is no room on a sub and if anyone has been on one then they would know.
Right now we have homosexuals openly serving and sharing showers with a gender which they are turned on to.
we have cross dressers who can get out of uniform at the end of the day and then dress as if they are the other sex.
Women are just built differently.
I’ve been chopping wood and splitting it , my wife does not do that and admits she cannot do it.
I know the elft have this version and idea of how we should have a world without borders,
A world where men and women are the same but the fact is we are not,.
The left live in a fantasy world and the problem witht hem is that they tell each other over the internet how smart they are, how stupid the right is and how their fantasy world is the right world but they ignore facts.
I’ts like a left wing pansy man saying he is a woman, er no you have something between your legs, you might not like it, it probably is small for a left wing weenie but it is still there
My Marine buddies favorite tagline:
A WM not on her back is a WM out of her MOS.
True, but so do the monkeys in the zoo.
Apparently, you haven't heard of the "War on Men"
Well, they stopped doing that generations ago and became combatants.
It's also true that people of either sex who are a little hard of hearing (like me) don't hear women's voices or comprehend their words very well. The first set of vocal frequencies to deteriorate in most people's auditory range, is the female vocal pattern. I can hear men, but not women on the phone. Young women in particular drive me nuts.
Includentally, the first vocal frequencies a baby can make out, are in the female vocal range. People seem to unconsciously realize this: note how people universally raise their pitch when talking to babies and small children.
Congratulations girls, you are not officially men.
Now get down there and sign up for the draft.
Well, I have.
I'm suggesting it's time to fight back by radicalizing the youth.
Who is paying you to infest this site?