30th Woman to Attempt Marines' Infantry Officer Course Fails... Again
Sorry ladies who think they're totally badass and can whoop any guy's butt. The movies lied to you. It might be that you're a gun-totting Annie Oakley of the modern era, who can also bench press her body weight, or deadlift more than her girlfriends. Turns out, you're still not as strong as most men. Men, because of this little hormone often referred to as "testosterone" are, on the whole, much stronger than women. Biology. It's total hate speech, yes. But in this case, not wrong. Trigger-warning: biological truths.
So, taking that biology, let's examine what's happening in our military, that merry band of warriors tasked with protecting our nation and her interests. With force, if necessary. Turns out female Marines keep failing the infantry officer course (IOC). The latest volunteer made it to day 11... out of 84. It was a valiant, but girlish, attempt.
She was recycled after failing to complete a hike for the second time since the course began. Previously, 29 female officers had attempted the course on a volunteer basis between 2012 and 2015 as the service researched the effects of removing gender barriers for combat jobs. To date, only two other female officers have made it [to] day 18 of the course before being forced to drop.
The military isn't like the white collar world, where women get extra time off for period cramps. You don't get an A for effort in the Marine Corps. Unless we're talking pull-ups (Equality? Pull-ups OPTIONAL For Wimpy Female Marines).
Because when it comes to the IOC, high standards trump "fairness."
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told Marines earlier this month that the course's physical standards would remain high no matter what. "One of the questions I got at IOC was was, 'OK, five years from now, no woman had made it through IOC. What happens?'... My response was, 'no woman made it through IOC. Standards aren't going to change.'"
A-friggin men, Secretary Mabus. Finally someone willing to state the obvious. The military provides defense. It goes to war. Put simply, the military is tasked with killing people and destroying things. Lots of things. The military should not be an incubator of social justice experiments of equality. Or hoo-rah me strong woman. As such, those who are in the military should be rather good at killing and destruction. Because men possess greater physical strength, they are superior fighters on the ground. Does that mean women shouldn't be in the military? Of course not. It just means they're not well suited for the ground, where superior physical prowess is a basic requirement.
Ladies, may I recommend other military roles for you? Pilots? Military strategy? Undersea warfare? The military isn't just made up of soldiers. Men are just better at the combat roles. Accept it,stop making fools of yourselves, and stop gender-approprating the men. Or something. Men did it first for a reason. You copying them just makes you look like frilly little wimps.