Wow. So, here’s some shocking news: An overwhelming majority of women are totally unqualified for combat roles.
Men and women are different, who knew?
Despite the politically-correct-saturated Left’s insistence that America put women in combat roles, women just aren’t meeting the physical standards.
The Associated Press reports that 6 out of 7 (!) females failed to pass a “new regimen of pull-ups, ammunition-can lifts, a 3-mile run and combat maneuvers required to move on in training for combat jobs” within the Marine Corps.
While over 85 percent of females failed, comparatively, only 40 out of 1,500 males failed, or just 2.8 percent.
The physical tests were developed and implemented after the Pentagon’s decision to open up combat roles to women; they are taken about 45 days into basic training for all recruits. Those who fail are pushed out of combat roles and forced into “less physically demanding Marine jobs.”
As AP notes, the extremely high failure rate of women only acts to underscore the issues facing integration combat units.
Sex-integrated units have already been studied to be less effective and more prone to injury than all-male units: A study from “The Marine Corps Force Integration Plan” found that “a mixed-gender unit was injured twice as often as an all-male unit, was less accurate with infantry weapons, and was less efficient at removing wounded troops from the battlefield.”
Here’s a small sample of what the study found:
Overall: All-male squads, teams and crews demonstrated higher performance levels on 69% of tasks evaluated (93 of 134) as compared to gender-integrated squads, teams and crews. Gender-integrated teams performed better than their all-male counterparts on (2) events.
In Marine infantry units, reports the AP, “troops routinely slog for miles carrying packs weighed down with artillery shells and ammunition, and at any moment must be able to scale walls, dig in and fight in close combat.” This will be an issue for women and integrated troops at large.
While officials have insisted that standards will not be lowered for women, without such adjustment there would be virtually zero women in combat roles. And it would be incredibly naïve to think that the social justice war-waging Left will not have a seizure over the disproportionate male to female ratio and attempt to “fix it” in the name of faux equality.
The truth is, the military already has attempted to “fix” so-called “inequality” through the form of quotas: they’re called “gender diversity metrics.”
Further, women already get promoted in the military at a rate greater than or equal to men; and there is no way that’s not inflated for reasons of “equality.”
So while the United States government is all hopped-up on the new smell of equality—which is actually just sameness packaged as equality—our military will reap the downfalls of unqualified personnel putting themselves and those around them at risk.