Feminists and their progressive allies are continuously on the march for equality. Anything, and I mean anything, that is or appears to be gender biased, will soon find itself within their cross hairs. Oddly, these targets are rather innocuous to most people.For example, their victory over the Masters proved to be a historical accomplishment. Provided you are a feminists, of course.
But these feminists have always had their sights on the truly male dominated institution within society: the military. They even made a movie about it called GI Jane. After winning a case against the Virginia Military Institute, which allowed women within its ranks during the ’90s, these feminists wanted more for women!
They want women to be allowed in combat infantry units and potentially face the rigors of combat just like men. Most women, on the other hand, wish feminists would stop doing them so many favors. Those women who actually know what goes into military training and the rigors of physically demanding operations readily recognize the physical inequalities between men and women.
That isn’t intended to be a knock on women. It’s a biological fact. Are some women tougher then some men. Sure. Are tough women as tough as tough men. Absolutely not.
In a July article in Marine Corps Gazette titled “Get Over It! We Are Not All Created Equal!” Capt. Katie Petronio said she suffered from restless leg syndrome, severe muscle atrophy and infertility resulting from 10-month and seven-month deployments, respectively, to Iraq and Afghanistan.
In Afghanistan, she commanded 30 Marines who were building patrol bases in Helmand province, one of the most dangerous areas at that time.
“At the end of the seven-month deployment, and the construction of 18 [patrol bases] later, I had lost 17 pounds and was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (which personally resulted in infertility, but is not a genetic trend in my family), which was brought on by the chemical and physical changes endured during deployment,” Capt. Petronio wrote.
Nonetheless, Marines are experimenting by allowing women to tryout for its Marine Officer Infantry Course. This was a directive from civilians within the DoD and Pentagon. Surely, the feminists’ hard work to free women of male dominated institutional restraints has unleashed a flood of untapped manpower..er womanpower, for the Marines, right?
Not exactly. Out of 80 eligible female Marines, only two volunteered. One washed out on the first day. The other was dismissed two weeks later for medical reasons. Why the high washout rate? Well, its a tough course and lots of male volunteers washout, too.
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