The physical demands of combat positions make for jobs that only a few men and even fewer woman are capable of performing. In a headlong rush to satisfy the utopian stupidity of political correctness, the Washington establishment’s insistence that women be allowed in combat positions will only emasculate the military that protected this country since its founding.
This week, the Marine Corps announced that fewer than half of female recruits were capable of meeting the minimum standards required for combat jobs. These requirements are the same for males and females in basic training. In an effort to conform to political correctness, the Marine Corps delayed implementation of the minimum requirements for women, fearing that they might lose female recruits and those already serving who cannot meet standards. These standards just happen to apply to men as well, some of whom are also not fit for infantry training.
This news rekindled the debate about whether women have the physical strength for a front line combat position. The delay of standards for combat-ready troops is an indication that the overwhelming majority of women are simply not capable of serving in front line units. President of the Center for Military Readiness Elaine Donnelly told the Associated Press that “Awarding gender-normed scores so that women can succeed lowers standards for all. Women will suffer more injuries and resentment they do not deserve and men will be less prepared for the demands of direct ground combat.”
The culture war to diminish the status of military services attempts to erase the biological differences between men and women. Hard work is no longer appreciated, just as the role of education today is to castrate male students. Camille Paglia told the Wall Street Journal “This PC gender politics thing—the way gender is being taught in the universities—in a very anti-male way, it’s all about neutralization of maleness,” and “Masculinity is just becoming something that is imitated from the movies. There’s nothing left. There’s no room for anything manly right now.” Men are no longer allowed to be men, and women will no longer be allowed to women. The integration of women into combat is the latest step towards the general wussification of America.