Skip to comments.Female Marines Not Required To Do 1 Pull-Up
Posted on 12/27/2013 2:55:58 PM PST by ConservativeInPA
Females in the Marine Corps will not have to meet the physical fitness standard--set to go into effect as of January --of being able to do at least three pull-ups, the Corps quietly announced on social media.
Unlike their female counterparts, male Marines have long been required to do at least 3 pullups.
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All they ever wanted was equal treatment.
What about transgendered?...(sad but its now a legitimate question in Obama miltary)
a physically-fit female - 70% aerobic capacity of an average 50 year old male. 50% strength capacity in the shoulders/upper arms.
If arm strength is necessary to be a good soldier, then they should all have to meet the standard. If it’s not necessary, eliminate the requirement. Why two standards for the same job?
The grand military experiment that will ultimately get an awful lot of people killed marches on........
We’ve never done pull-ups. We’ve always done the flexed arm hang.. and that is NOT easy.
I am 34, and I can still do 24 pull ups. I remember being in NROTC, and the midshipman females who were contracted to go to the Marines, could do 17, 23, and 16. I was impressed.
In my day we had to do 20 dead hang pull ups to get 100pts on the pft. Dang how times have changed.
They will be great when they have to climb over walls and large hills.
Well, some of the bigger gals have these ‘obstructions’ that get in the way of executing a complete and proper pull-up. I won’t elaborate.
Equality means being unequal in Obama’s world.
I’ve had five kids and I can still do twelve pull ups. These women who can’t even do one pull up aren’t qualified to be mothers let alone be Marines!
Reminds me of one of my favorite scenes from Full Metal Jacket.
If they can’t do at least 20 pull-ups (male, female or whatever), they don’t deserve to be called Marines.
>>>Weve never done pull-ups. Weve always done the flexed arm hang.. and that is NOT easy.<<<
But it’s obviously easier than doing pull-ups. Just saying. Not to mention you don’t have those nasty apples to apples comparisons.
We are just unreconstructed sexist pigs for wanting members of our fighting forces to, you know, win a fight.
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