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Women in Combat

Resist, We Much!!! Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 12:05 PM
apply across all of those.” He added: “Importantly, though, if we do decide that a particular standard is so high that a woman couldn’t make it, the burden is now on the service to come back and explain to the secretary, why is it that high? Does it really have to be that high? With the direct combat exclusion provision in place, we never had to have that conversation.” "Does it really have to be that high???" Girlfriends, 80% performance requirements for women are, BY DEFINITION, an indication that women are not equal to men. If we are equal, then we should have to meet the same requirements. Demanding that they be lowered still to accommodate us is a de facto admission of inequality.

A senior Defense Department official said the ban on women in combat should be lifted because the military's goal is "to provide a level, gender-neutral playing field." I'd like to think the goal of the military should be to have the toughest, meanest fighting force possible. But let's look at "gender-neutral playing field."

The Army's physical fitness test in basic training is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance. The minimum requirement for 17- to 21-year-old males is 35 pushups, 47 situps and a two-mile run in 16 minutes, 36 seconds or less. For females of the same age,...