By Andy Weddington
Monday, 14 July 2014
"...they changed the policy to fit the pressure..."
General Robert H. Barrow, USMC (27th Commandant)
For weeks I've been mulling over today's topic, again. And mentally crafting comment.
Then last week came news the Marine Corps is pushing the requirement for female Marines to perform the pull-up (physical fitness testing) to the end of 2015. That's a delay. And today a retired Marine sent me an article that implied the physical standards for the necessarily demanding 12-week Infantry Officer Course (which no female volunteer has conquered - only one making it through the first day combat endurance test) will be lowered (under a guise - changed policy to fit the pressure).
Why? Because females, generally speaking (of course, there is always an exception or two), cannot do pull-ups. Nor can females perform to the physical standards of a male. Life is not fair.
And no amount of physical fitness training is going to conquer the evolutionary design of females (they are not males and there is many a good reason - for instance, reproduction and perpetuation of the species).
As timing would benefit (my) comment, late last week I received an email with an article link from Jude Eden, Jane of Trades (who wrote an article a few months back I posted). I do not know her but I do know her. She is a Marine. She served in Iraq. She is bright and articulate. She knows what she is talking about. And she's a breath of fresh air.
Her excellent article covers all (and then some) of what I was shaping into comment. Thus, no need (for me) to write the commentary as it's better still coming from a young female who has walked the walk.
There's nothing more to say, except to open the floor for Ms. Eden:
Reality? The "war on women" is the women's war on men. It's inane. The loser? America.
To be continued...