Women in Combat
So they came up with a new army physical fitness test for women. Women are failing big-time!
The guy who wrote the article is pissing and moaning because so many women are failing. In my opinion, this is exactly what happens in real life. That is, if tests aren’t made easy for the women.
Seriously, should a woman be able to say to the enemy “hey, can you cut me some slack? I just had a baby and I’m not at my best right now.”
I don’t have a problem with women joining the army. They should be required to pass physical fitness tests of course.
Women should not be anywhere near the front lines!
If a 200 pounds man Is injured in combat with 50 pounds of gear, a woman weighing 125 pounds will not be able to lift him to safety. She probably wouldn’t even be able to drag him!
The fact is, men are stronger than women. Much stronger. Men can jump further than women. Much further.
The deadlift world record for a man is 500 kg (1,102 lb 4.9 oz).
The deadlift world record for a woman is 683.4 lb. A little over half.
The world record for long distance jumping is almost 30 feet for a man. A woman is lucky to get 13 or 14 feet.
In a competition 100 meter dash, a world record woman is only 10% slower than a man, but if you put a 100 pound pack on her, or an injured soldier, even an injured woman, I’m willing to bet she collapses to the ground quickly.