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Exclusively male ground combat unites outperform their mixed-gender counterparts in every capacity, according to the results of a Marine Corps study
The experiment also allowed women to take part in training programs that had previously been closed to them... ...While 71 percent of men successfully graduated from the Infantry Officer Course, not one woman managed to pass in 29 attempts.
female Marines averaged 15 percent lower levels in anaerobic power and capacity than their male counterparts... ...the top 25 percent of female performers and the bottom 25 percent of male performers overlapped, meaning that the strongest women had the same power as the weakest men
women suffered from musculoskeletal injury at more than double the rate of men, coming in at 40.5 percent
What's the argument going to be now?
originally posted by: pheonix358
Equally, a test could be devised, for combat, where women would equal or exceed the men.
Smaller body weight generally increases quickness and agility. Other areas such as pain tolerance are also areas where women can excel.
As long as it is men designing the tests with the the objective of keeping the women out, you will always see results such as this.
The Israeli armed forces seem to do very well with women in front line combat units simply because they acknowledge the differences between the sexes and plan around them. They do not expect women to carry the squad machine gun and they use women in certain specialized roles.
After all, we are not running around with swords and maces.