When the military opened combat roles to women, feminists around the globe rejoiced. But not by finding their one rep maxes. Unless that one rep max included donut binge eating. Sorry, digression. They rejoiced foolishly, because they didn't want to actually
or anything (see
Army Opens Combat Roles For Women. Women Don't Join...
). The move was simply hailed as another notch in the (strained) belt for feminism. After the powder sugar dust settled, progressives eagerly waited for active duty womens to pave the road to ultimate badassery. But it hasn't exactly worked out the way they thought it would.
The woman on track to become the first female Navy SEAL officer has exited the training pipeline, multiple Naval Special Warfare Command sources have confirmed to Task & Purpose.
The female midshipman, an ROTC junior at an unnamed U.S. college, was the elite SEAL Officer Assessment and Selection (SOAS) program's first female entrant ... "No women have entered the full training pipeline just yet," a Navy official [said]. "She didn't make it to BUD/S."
The entrant, one of a handful of female applicants ... appears to have exited the training pipeline after completing just half of the command's screening evaluations.
The first female officer candidate represented a significant milestone for a service branch that had, until the 2015 Pentagon guidance, excluded women from the SEALs and SWCC community.
This is my surprised face.
Here's the thing. Women, we already know
you can be tough
. Possibly even
"my idea of a date is me kicking your ass"
tough. Alas, pure toughness doth not a Navy SEAL make. Hence tons of super tough dudes are constantly dropping out of the SEAL program. The entire point of their screening process is to weed out the majority of applicants because they only want the absolute best of the best of the best. You feel me?