HomeNational DefenseThe Few, The Proud… Not Girlies Black & Right November 26, 2012 National Defense, Political Correctness 11 Comments Feminists want across-the-board equality with men, but can you imagine the collective screech if with that came the requirement that 18-year-old women sign up for selective service like their male counterparts? You’d hear them whine, “…but I’m a girl!” It’s also because of something most of us already know: many women can’t cut it in some military jobs. Female Marine officers are unlikely to join the infantry anytime soon, in part because of a lack of volunteers for the Marine Corps‘ Infantry Officer Course, which was opened to women in September. Only two of about 80 eligible female Marines have volunteered for the course — a grueling, three-month advanced regimen conducted at Quantico, Va., that was opened to women to research their performance. Of the two female volunteers, one washed out on the first day, along with 26 of the107 men, and the other dropped out two weeks later for medical reasons, a Marine Corps spokesman said. Many of us oppose women on the front lines, not because they can’t cut it, but because of what could happen to them if they got captured. But I guess that’s moot because it looks like they really can’t cut it. RoseRRR I was active duty Air Force for 12 years. At no time did I ever see a female who could surpass any of her male peers in strength, speed, and physical endurance. Occsasionally, a young teen or twenty-something woman could outrun one of the guys in their forties who had bad knees or were starting to exhibit the beginning symptoms of middle age, but that was very rare. Even then, the “old timers” still retained superior upper body strength. In other words, the strongest, most physically fit female I ever served with could NEVER physically outperform the physically weakest of the males in her general age group. I also spent a lot of time maintaining the wing roster of who was not medically “fit” to perform their job. Most of the young guys missed duty due to sports related injuries, often due to playing military intramural sports. Many of the women had chronic knee and back problems from lifting and physical job exertion, along with a lot of smaller maladies (i.e., the women were more likely to go to sick call to get off work than the guys). Don’t even get me started on the missed duty due to pregnancy and maternity leave! Uncle Rick The Navy has declared that there will be an all-female submarine in the near future and they are training women for it. However, no man has ever been given command of a submarine who has not already been at least the engineer officer, navigator or ops officer AND executive officer on one. Since the Navy is not going to have a mixed crew on any operational submarine (smart choice), I wonder how they propose to qualify an all-female crew to the same level as the standard all-male crew. Just askin/. Igor Admiral Z is now spinning at 3600 rpm and gaining momentum… Iron Mike Hmmm,…100 young women…trapped inside an object of a certain shape…for three months at a time… Yeah, that should work out just fine… The Machine If they follow the course of the other armed services, expect a lowering of the bar in order to push females through anyway. n.n That leaves the security of the nation at increased risk. In an operational theater, whether serving in combat or logistics, it leaves the security (and lives) of the people at increased risk. We cannot reasonably reward incompetence, whether arising from a diminished physical, mental, or emotional capacity, and hope for a superior outcome. Igor I don’t expect much from the (b)Lightbringer, I’m sure he’ll muck it up because of PC. I hope the Services can weather the coming storm. Cameron The Corps did it right at least: Keep the standards the same for women that they do for men and step back. However, since the “correct” results weren’t acheived, I fully expect the government to come back with a demand to lower the standards to insure diversity compliance. n.n The first is right and some women will still qualify. The second is wrong and represents an imminent threat to the woman and others. Tallyman Is biology destiny? Can you swim in Arctic water as well as a polar bear? Is a woman the same as a man? Feminist delusion and Progressive wishful thinking don’t change anatomy and the corresponding systems. Feminists want the glory without the guts. They want a rigged government game with equal or chosen outcomes. In war, “Thus we may know that there are five essentials for victory: (1) He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. (2) He will win who knows how to handle both superior and inferior forces. (3) He will win whose army is animated by the same spirit throughout all its ranks. (4) He will win who, prepared himself, waits to take the enemy unprepared. (5) He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.” ― Sun Tzu No Women have the capacity, nor the strength of certain men. n.n There are undeniable physiological differences between men and women. Among them are physical strength and endurance, which while individually attributed, will always favor the male, childbearing notwithstanding.