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Female Marines Not Required To Do 1 Pull-Up
CNSNews.com ^ | December 27, 2013 | Barbara Boland

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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KEYWORDS: femalemarines; feminazism; marines; navy; usmarines
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Meanwhile, Obama has instituted a requirement that all male Marines must be able to perform three ankle grabs.
1 posted on 12/27/2013 2:55:58 PM PST by ConservativeInPA
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To: ConservativeInPA

All they ever wanted was equal treatment.


2 posted on 12/27/2013 2:58:06 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

What about transgendered?...(sad but its now a legitimate question in Obama miltary)


3 posted on 12/27/2013 3:00:48 PM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: ConservativeInPA

a physically-fit female - 70% aerobic capacity of an average 50 year old male. 50% strength capacity in the shoulders/upper arms.


4 posted on 12/27/2013 3:00:55 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

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?


5 posted on 12/27/2013 3:02:48 PM PST by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

The grand military experiment that will ultimately get an awful lot of people killed marches on........


6 posted on 12/27/2013 3:03:11 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: ConservativeInPA
do the faggots have female fitness standards too???
7 posted on 12/27/2013 3:03:32 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: headstamp 2

yep!


8 posted on 12/27/2013 3:04:19 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11) Hey, Harry Reid.. 1-800-318-2596!)
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To: ConservativeInPA

We’ve never done pull-ups. We’ve always done the flexed arm hang.. and that is NOT easy.


9 posted on 12/27/2013 3:05:12 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: ConservativeInPA
Grab three Female Marine's Ankles and you'll be lucky to only go to the Brig.
10 posted on 12/27/2013 3:07:13 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Secret Agent Man

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.


11 posted on 12/27/2013 3:07:19 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: ConservativeInPA

In my day we had to do 20 dead hang pull ups to get 100pts on the pft. Dang how times have changed.


12 posted on 12/27/2013 3:08:01 PM PST by DirtyPigpen (Semper Fi)
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To: ConservativeInPA

They will be great when they have to climb over walls and large hills.


13 posted on 12/27/2013 3:08:07 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

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.


14 posted on 12/27/2013 3:08:50 PM PST by lee martell
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To: ConservativeInPA

Equality means being unequal in Obama’s world.


15 posted on 12/27/2013 3:09:58 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: ConservativeInPA

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!


16 posted on 12/27/2013 3:10:15 PM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Reminds me of one of my favorite scenes from Full Metal Jacket.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAWjW6p5TUg


17 posted on 12/27/2013 3:12:37 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: ConservativeInPA

If they can’t do at least 20 pull-ups (male, female or whatever), they don’t deserve to be called Marines.


18 posted on 12/27/2013 3:13:48 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SandyInSeattle

>>>We’ve never done pull-ups. We’ve 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.


19 posted on 12/27/2013 3:14:03 PM PST by BJ1
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To: Steely Tom

We are just unreconstructed sexist pigs for wanting members of our fighting forces to, you know, win a fight.


20 posted on 12/27/2013 3:14:22 PM PST by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: ConservativeInPA

flexed arm hang for time has LONG been the requirement for women Marines.

And then she out shoots you on the range because she has more discipline.


21 posted on 12/27/2013 3:16:50 PM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: lee martell

Got pictures?


22 posted on 12/27/2013 3:17:00 PM PST by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: tophat9000

This is going to be really confusing before new standards are considered, debated, standardized, agreed upon, put into practice, enforced at threat of dishonorable discharge, then willfully ignored, then openly discouraged, then officially removed from the books of regulations. That whole process may take about 35 years or so, and take countless careers with it due to ‘violations’ some real some imagined. It takes a long time to right a big ship, even when everyone knows it is on the wrong course.


23 posted on 12/27/2013 3:17:11 PM PST by lee martell
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To: ConservativeInPA

Goodbye to the Marines as we knew them.
I pray they haven’t changed the standards for Navy Seals.


24 posted on 12/27/2013 3:20:26 PM PST by Jean S
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To: SandyInSeattle

>>We’ve never done pull-ups. We’ve always done the flexed arm hang.. and that is NOT easy.

You were never allowed to be combat Marines either. Now, people’s lives may depend on your upper body strength.


25 posted on 12/27/2013 3:21:02 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Meanwhile, how many fine young Marines will die or suffer debilitating injuries in combat because one of the ‘ladies’ just couldn’t cut it.


26 posted on 12/27/2013 3:21:03 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: ConservativeInPA
Female Marines Not Required To Do 1 Pull-Up

My dad, who fought on Guadalcanal and Bougainville is spinning 360s at Calverton national cemetery.

27 posted on 12/27/2013 3:23:23 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: EandH Dad

Nowadays, some of the kids probably could sneak a cell phone into a practice drill and take a few photos in a blink. Not so in the old days. You would have had to set the F stop first, then your Nikon or Cannon or Poloroid would have made a loud hissss and bright flash, earning the photographer (if male)a lot of unwanted attention, maybe even a smack in the mouth.


28 posted on 12/27/2013 3:27:08 PM PST by lee martell
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To: ConservativeInPA
don't worry... when you're in the Marines you never have to pull your body weight up in combat or when positioning yourself for combat. Heck, you don't even need to run fast , cause the enemy will use gender normed rules of engagement and every thing will be just fine.

doesn't anybody look at movies or tv shows that show women beating the crap out of men with no problems. gawd.. how old fashioned, physical fitness.

bunch of misogynist.

29 posted on 12/27/2013 3:27:18 PM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: MeganC

“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!”

HOOAH!

When I was on active duty I strove for 20 pullups and don’t remember how many chin ups.


30 posted on 12/27/2013 3:30:41 PM PST by AMDG&BVMH
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To: lee martell

We do know that these gals don’t need to do “push-ups” ....


31 posted on 12/27/2013 3:34:15 PM PST by mikrofon (Happy New Year 2014)
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To: lee martell; bmwcyle

Speaking of having to climb over large hills...;)


32 posted on 12/27/2013 3:34:18 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: ConservativeInPA
"Meanwhile, Obama has instituted a requirement that all male Marines must be able to perform three ankle grabs."

I think that has been the case for officers for some time now.

33 posted on 12/27/2013 3:36:37 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Dick Vomer

“doesn’t anybody look at movies or tv shows that show women beating the crap out of men with no problems.”

I know! Wonder Woman didn’t even mess up her hair! And don’t even get me started on Emma Peel! /s;)


34 posted on 12/27/2013 3:37:43 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Vaquero

>>My dad, who fought on Guadalcanal and Bougainville is spinning 360s at Calverton national cemetery. <<

And can do as many pull-ups as a female Marine.


35 posted on 12/27/2013 3:39:28 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

How could you only be required to do 3 pullups?

They should be required to 20 or 30.

Can’t see how you can be considered fit not meeting that minimum as a standard.


36 posted on 12/27/2013 3:40:05 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Female Marines Not Required To Do 1 Pull-Up-

Male Marines Not Required To Do Any Pushups On Female Marines


37 posted on 12/27/2013 3:40:51 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Chode

Yer a hater...


38 posted on 12/27/2013 3:40:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Three pull ups...? I hope they mean that is required before before starting boot camp. Back in the day they had little excursions from boot camp called fat farms and motivation, and recruits who couldn’t do pull ups or push ups got into shape quick, or they got out.


39 posted on 12/27/2013 3:42:27 PM PST by pallis
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To: SandyInSeattle

LOL!!!


40 posted on 12/27/2013 3:42:34 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: DirtyPigpen
In my day we had to do 20 dead hang pull ups to get 100pts on the pft. Dang how times have changed.

Don't forget the horizontal ladder. We had to do before every meal in the mess hall. Being over 6' 2", I hated that thing because I had to help the shorter guys get ON it.

41 posted on 12/27/2013 3:43:43 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Gee, I’m outta work, maybe I should join the new military. Private Benjamin and me would fit in perfectly!


42 posted on 12/27/2013 3:47:38 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: ConservativeInPA
Comforting to those male marines that are partnered with these pillars of strength and who when the SHTF they would depend on. Another foundation purposely being destroyed
43 posted on 12/27/2013 3:51:29 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Vendome
pretty much...
44 posted on 12/27/2013 3:52:33 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Thank you for your service, Marine.


45 posted on 12/27/2013 4:00:09 PM PST by FortWorthPatriot ("If this be treason, make the most of it." - Patrick Henry, 30 May 1765)
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To: ConservativeInPA

They also don’t have to sign up for the draft to get their student loans.


46 posted on 12/27/2013 4:00:32 PM PST by TurboZamboni ("PEACE ON EARTH TO MEN OF GOOD WILL".)
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To: BinaryBoy

Employing logic, or attempting to wrap your head around this silliness, will cause headaches, and could possibly lead to a grey matter hernia.

Don’t claim later that you haven’t been warned.


47 posted on 12/27/2013 4:01:40 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: ConservativeInPA
"...male Marines have long been required to do at least 3 pullups."

Personally, I'm more concerned about the male Marine pullup standard being at ONLY 3!! That's sad, very f'n sad!!

48 posted on 12/27/2013 4:01:43 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: relictele

>> We are just unreconstructed sexist pigs for wanting members of our fighting forces to, you know, win a fight.

The good news is, when they lose the battle and are taken prisoner, their section of the POW camp will have, at best, one latrine — and it’ll be male/female/LGBT equal. Victory!!!


49 posted on 12/27/2013 4:05:29 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: smokingfrog
If they can’t do at least 20 pull-ups (male, female or whatever), they don’t deserve to be called Marines.

LOL! Pull-ups were always what saved my ass in PFTs. Can't run for jack (never could) but good old pull-ups gave the the points I needed.

50 posted on 12/27/2013 4:11:51 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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