When Violence against Women Is Politically Correct

April 27, 2011

While doing research for work, I ran into this, a compilation of empirical and other information tending to support the position that “placing women in physically demanding jobs in the military, as for example combat,” is unwise.  A couple of typical examples:

“Using the standard Army Physical Fitness Test, [an Army researcher] found that the upper quintile of women at West point achieved scores on the test equivalent to the bottom quintile of men.”

From a Navy study:
Stretcher carry, level
% Women Failing
Before Training: 63
After Training: 38
% Men Failing
Before Training: 0
After Training: 0

I recommend reading the whole thing.  Even if you’re conservative, you may find some of it surprising.  (If you’re liberal, it may make you cry.)

If you want further reading on this, you may also be interested in this, from the Center for Military Readiness.

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