This is all because female officers complain they have a glass ceiling for promotions since they can't command combat-arms units (Infantry/Artillery/Armor).
The Army turns punks into Infantrymen at Sand Hill. The process involves torture & fear, and is closed to the public. I was there, and I know there's no woman who can handle it. Many men don't make it. My platoon started w/55 & graduated 29. The physical part is a killer, but the mental part is pure hell!
In Ranger school, after the worm pit, they line you up outside, make you strip naked in the cold, and then spray you with a fire hose to clean you up. No place for women there.