posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 02:39 PM
Originally posted by Mijamija
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Very few women could qualify for these mos's at there current standards and I do not think the standards should be lowered for females, in peacetime
or wartime, the standards are there for very good reasons.
You raise a good point here and it's certainly worth another note on this. I'd say IF females meet 100% and I mean without ANY allowances,
exceptions, 'gender norming' or other accomodation, EVERY PT requirement of the men? Then that works. If their fitness reviews are 100% equal in
areas of merit and outside subjective judgement that could be biased against them by pig headed Officers? Then this works. Like you, I don't believe
many of the women who would stand today and say they want this WOULD pass 100% of the whole program into combat infantry. If they do though....then it
truly DOES come down to nothing more than the sexual organs and chromosome structure which is silly to discriminate on.
My fear is what I've seen right here in my own city Police Department. There is one female cop here in town I've seen a few times and the first
time, I thought someone stole a police car. No kidding. I honestly did until I looked real close and saw the top edge of the shoulder patch on the
uniform to confirm she WAS wearing a police uniform. She looks all of maybe 15 and can barely sit tall enough in the car's seat to see clearly over
the steering wheel. I hate to sound over dramatic, but this is literally the state of the situation in her case.
Now this is Missouri and we have honest to goodness working farm boys and 'cowboys' so to speak. They are BIG boys too and I've known more than one
who freely say they enjoy going out, getting drunk and getting into bar fights. It's their idea of fun. What chance short of deadly force does that
small waif of a girl stand against a 6'5 farm boy, topped off on booze and looking to pick his teeth with a badge for amusement?
^^^ If THAT isn't how they eventually come to evolve into making sure there is a "fair representation", as they call it, for females in position?
Then I'm fine. I just don't believe in the modern times, it'll be 100% held to for standards.
(Although I imagine the Marine Corps will fight the hardest and longest for 'accommodation' to allow for requirements)