Hot off the press: Pentagon opens combat roles to Women. Now women have the right to fight and die alongside us men folk. Obviously feminists still have to battle for the right to be drafted.
How They’ve Served
The necessities of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, however, propelled women into jobs as medics, military police and intelligence officers that were sometimes attached – but not formally assigned – to battalions. So while a woman couldn’t be assigned as an infantryman in a battalion going out on patrol, she could fly the helicopter supporting the unit, or move in to provide medical aid if troops were injured.
Sounds like they were asked and allowed to do all they could reasonably be relied upon to physically be able to accomplish. They didn’t avoid combat, but they weren’t sent out to participate in heavy combat or long, grueling sessions that would demand more than they were able to give either.
The new order expands the department’s action of nearly a year ago to open about 14,500 combat positions to women, nearly all of them in the Army. Panetta’s decision could open more than 230,000 jobs, many in Army and Marine infantry units, to women.
The services will have until January 2016 to make a case to that some positions should remain closed to women.
So, in other words, all positions have to spend valuable time and resources to clarify that positions should remain closed to women and for a reason. Here’s the base guidelines they were given as a place to begin building such a case against women serving in positions
The official said the chiefs of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps laid out three main principles to guide them as they move through the process:
- That they were obligated to maintain America’s effective fighting force.
- That they would set up a process that would give all service members, men and women alike, the best chance to succeed.
- That they would preserve military readiness.
Good luck doing all those things while allowing women to serve.
What Will Really Happen
“It reflects the reality of 21st century military operations,” Levin said.
As Dalrock has written and shown, women love to get into a male space, convert it, make it safe, make it theirs, and suck all the male out of it. Or maybe just suck off the males in it. I can’t figure out which. Though from what I’ve heard both from buddies serving in army or the marines, and from reports on the sexual conduct ….. both are probably equally true.
Try imagining that though. A report says that about 75% or more of the women currently serving in the army are having sex, with some of the women saying it’s probably higher. It isn’t exactly something you desire to keep a prestine fighting force operating at top of the line if you want to have them mentally and physically healthy – drama and STD’s sound like a good thing to have in a ditch? Let alone having to waste the training and travel costs when a fighting woman gets pregnant.
“Not every woman makes a good soldier, but not every man makes a good soldier. So women will compete,” said Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif. “We’re not asking that standards be lowered. We’re saying that if they can be effective and they can be a good soldier or a good Marine in that particular operation, then give them a shot.”
Lies. Well, maybe not technically. Maybe Rep Loretta Sanchez meant that they wouldn’t take the already lowered female requirements and lower them further to fulfill the now open positions.
In one of his older articles, Dalrock made a graph of some of the requirements for the army from info he found for 2008. I was able to pull up the requirements for those passing basic training and continued physical minimums regardless of position. I’ll bet you’re really surprised to hear that the minimum required pushups for a male are 40, but for a female are 17. Or that the required time of 16:36 for the two mile applies to males, with 19:36 applying to females. Hell, a woman that is able to meet the minimum requirements for men on either of those scores a 92/90 (respectively) instead of the 60 score it would get the men. And these are stats for the Army, the most basic of infantry training; I would wager it has nothing on the marines or seals.
How is that NOT lowering the standards of our military?
How is that NOT endangering the lives of our soldiers?
From a female who served in combat as an officer in the marines, underwent the trials, experiences muscular atrophy and a breakdown of her body stated in a well written article “Get Over it. We’re not all Created Equal”
“As a combat-experienced Marine officer, and a female, I am here to tell you that we are not all created equal, and attempting to place females in the infantry will not improve the Marine Corps as the Nation’s force-in-readiness or improve our national security.”
Hard to argue with that truth. Unless you simply ignore it.
The ‘Real’ (IE political) Concerns
I almost laugh that, in the face of all this, the article writes these two issues are ‘concerns’ the military will have to face in the future:
In addition to questions of strength and performance, there also have been suggestions that the American public would not tolerate large numbers of women being killed in war.
If the draft were ever reinstated, changing the rules would be a difficult proposition. The Supreme Court has ruled that because the Selective Service Act is aimed at creating a list of men who could be drafted for combat, American women aren’t required to register upon turning 18 as all males are.
If combat jobs open to women, Congress would have to decide what to do about that law.
No concerns about the men that may die if women can’t fulfill their duties or make irrational decisions that get men killed. No concern from ‘equalist feminists’ about working towards the draft. No concerns about the individual women themselves. No concerns about how those positions opened will be filled with the best women, what requirements they will have to meet – just a demand that the positions are filled, whatever the cost. In other words…..
Just a political statement.
As always, the beatings will continue until moral improves.