First Pullups, Then Combat, Marines Say
I think this follows my own thinking on the issue.
And, for the record, we are not "baby machines" designed to stay at home and service our husbands as some here seem to be advocating. Yes, it is noble and important to be a mother and lifebringer, but to define the role of women in this narrow view is archaic and wrong.
Try this, from the link you provided:
A) "the Army has no immediate plans to change its sex-adjusted recruitment and annual fitness tests, even though the Marine Corps, which tenaciously promotes itself as the most hard-bodied service, has started to toughen up its standards for women."
Why did they have to "start"? Because they did not in the past?
B) "even for the pull-ups, the Marines are still making some exceptions. To get a perfect grade, women will have to do only 8, compared with the 20 required for men."
Women are not supposed to meet the men's standard. Even if going into combat?
C) "an advocacy group that worked to end the female combat ban, acknowledged the physiological differences between men and women, but said they were overstated. “There are lots of men who don’t have the same muscle mass as other men,” he said. “There is physical diversity regardless of gender.”"
I'm so glad advocacy groups exist. Not!
D) "A 17- to 26-year-old man in the Army has to run two miles in 15 minutes, 54 seconds or less and do at least 42 push-ups; a woman in the same age group has to run two miles in 18 minutes, 54 seconds or less and do at least 19 push-ups."
Oops! Hey boys you want women in your unit because they cannot run as fast. You'll have to slow down so that they can keep up?
It is what I said since the beginning. Women are not made to meet the standards that men meet. In combat failing to keep up can get someone else killed. In the military is fine by me. In combat is not.
Lastly, the "baby machine" comment was condescending and was not even part of the argument. Why put it in? (And, don't say you were just responding to another persons post.)
“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations