Skip to comments.Female Marine Pullup Failure Doesn't Mean Women Aren't Strong
Posted on 05/22/2014 5:30:04 PM PDT by QT3.14
The Associated Press reports:
More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the process of equalizing physical standards to integrate women into combat jobs.
The delay rekindled sharp debate in the military on the question of whether women have the physical strength for some military jobs, as service branches move toward opening thousands of combat roles to them in 2016.
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What the hell does that have to do with the ability to carry a wounded comrade, or carry a heavy load in rugged terrain?
It seems DOD started the dumbing-down with Jessica Lynch when the U.S. Army awarded her the Bronze Star for distinguishing herself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service consisting of this:
God help us, fanaticism rules the day.
Nope, just not as strong as men.
It just means she’ll die if her life depends on pulling herself up.
okay when we need people’to give bith in a combat zone we’ve got it covered. i think injured soldiers would rather have people around that have upper body strength to lug them out of harm’s way than ones with impressive uterine abilities.
Or someone else will die if she can’t pull them up.
This has to be satire.
I guess according to the new standards being a female fk-up and exposing your fellow troops to danger so they can bail your ass out warrants a Bronze Star. The ladies must be so proud of themselves.....
“OMG” she survived... that gets a medal...
Somehow I cannot bring myself to imagine how John McCain or Mitt Romney could have pulled the services so low. Lukewarm/compromising or not.
If you want social programs, sponsor the Peace Corps. But don’t look to the Army, Air Force, Navy or Marines.
they also ignore how totally vulnerable a woman is giving birth. and that most in developed countries do it with a whole support team around them. oh well back to ignoring reality.
Mollie, you’re a brainwashed idiot.
I think women have combat nursing licked.
I sure as hell hope one of these fine male devil dogs don’t find themselves in need of a firemans carry due to wounds in combat and the only option is a female Marine. God help this country if the Corps hasn’t flushed this craps out of its system. I guess my Corps is a kinder gentler one
When women die in greater percentages and their comrades die in greater percentages will anyone hold these insane LIB asshats responsible? No. Never mind. LIBs are mentally ill and need to be segregated from civil society.
Put a company of women against a company of men with the same ordnance, guess who wins?
and others that depend on her making it over that wall, could very well die as well.
You have to read the entire article. The writer isn't quite as vapid as the excerpt would suggest.
When I was in WM’s had to meet exactly the same physical standards.
It means that the womyn who have been allowed into front line combat will be worked up the chain to be commanders because they have time on the front lines.
Never mind the fact that we will never face another army that has womyn in the front lines.
Never mind that we will have to subject womyn to the VA.