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Women in Combat Should (but Won’t) Force the Discharge of All but a Few Women from the Armed Forces. Here’s Why.

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So the U.S. made the decision to put women into military combat positions. And while many cheer this others are noting that women should now have to register for the draft just like men do. But forget the draft. There are other changes that should (but won’t) occur for women. And one of the biggest changes that should occur is that military females should now be required to meet the same physical standards as males. This change would then result in a large number of females being discharged. Here’s why that would happen along with why the change won’t happen.

The entire effort to “prove” women are capable of serving in combat positions was a lie. If someone wants to investigate whether to make a fundamental change to something he starts at the most basic levels and then works his way up from there. But the Department of Defense didn’t do that with women in combat. If it had, it would’ve first tested if females could meet the same physical standards that every male must meet to stay in the armed forces. This means that the DOD should have started its investigation by seeing if females could meet the weight and body fat standards that males have to meet, and by seeing if females could pass the physical fitness tests at the same standards that males have to pass them.

The reason the DOD didn’t conduct its faux investigation this way is obvious: an overwhelming number of females would’ve failed to meet male physical standards. This, in turn, would’ve embarrassed the women-in-combat advocates and made it harder (although not impossible) to push forward with the Agenda.

So we’re where we are now, with the DOD having implemented its predetermined decision to put women into combat positions. Yet this decision has caused some people to murmur about requiring women to register with the Selective Service (i.e. “the draft”) just like men are required to do.

These murmurs have received media coverage and that’s fine. But to me the draft issue (while valid) is low on my priority list. After all, when is the last time the U.S. drafted anyone?

Instead, there are several other changes that should occur for women because of the decision to allow them into combat positions. And one of the most important changes that should occur is that military females should be required to meet all the same physical standards that males do. Sure, the DOD didn’t want to address this when it was pushing to get women into combat positions. But there’s no reason it can’t be addressed now. And here’s a simple way it could be done.

The Secretary of Defense could issue a directive to all service secretaries and chiefs of staff that orders them to conduct an immediate physical fitness test for all troops with everyone—males and females—being required to pass at the male standard. Anyone, male or female, that fails the physical fitness test would be discharged from the armed forces. An overwhelming number of females would fail and thus an overwhelming number of females would be discharged.

And that’s why this simple (and fair) action has no chance of happening.

There are other things that should change to coincide with the decision to put women into combat positions of the U.S. armed forces—other things that would result in women being discharged by the boatloads. But again, none of these will occur.

And they won’t occur because putting women into combat positions has nothing to do with fairness, equality, or what’s best for the nation. In fact, it has to do with quite the opposite.



 

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