nooneofanyimport:

I found an interesting development and good analysis over at The Patriot Perspective.
Saying that women don’t belong isn’t too popular a stance nowadays.  Still, it needs saying sometimes.  It doesn’t mean women should have their opportunities limited because their gender is inferior.  It just means the constraints of reality can limit women’s opportunities whether we like to admit it or not.
Have a great weekend, everyone!

Originally posted on The Patriot Perspective:

Via the insulting leftist social-engineers at  Gannett Marine Corps Times:

The Marine Corps school that produces infantry combat officers will enroll its first-ever female students this year, Marine Corps Times has learned.

As part of the service’s extensive research campaign to determine what additional jobs could be opened to women, an undetermined number of volunteers will attend the Infantry Officers Course in Quantico, Va., said Gen. Joseph Dunford, the Corps’ assistant commandant. There, Marine officers are groomed to serve in direct combat roles and lead troops into battle.

“We are in the process right now of soliciting volunteers,” Dunford said on Wednesday.

It’s a monumental — if controversial — move for the Marine Corps, which until now barred female Marines from the program and required instead that they attend other courses aimed at preparing them for assignments in support roles such as logistics, personnel administration and aircraft maintenance, among…

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  1. flyoverhere 21 April 2012 at 7:35 am Reply

    Females don’t belong on the battlefield IMHO. I am afraid that my granddaughters may face being drafted to military service…..

  2. AFVET 21 April 2012 at 11:00 am Reply

    I do not think that women belong in this environment.
    There is a big difference between a woman combat pilot and a woman slogging through rough terrain with a pack on her back.
    I think that this is just another attempt to weaken our military.
    The desire of many women to step up and fight for the Country is exemplary, however, there still remains the physical limits that exists between the genders.
    I have seen many examples of female pilots that excell in flying aircraft, however, they are not carrying them through jungles.

    One would hope a degree of common sense kicks in here at some point.
    Cheers Linda.

  3. Yos / Si Vis Pacem 21 April 2012 at 10:44 pm Reply

    “It just means the constraints of reality can limit women’s opportunities whether we like to admit it or not.”

    Guys can’t have babies and they’re grossly over represented in crime statistics. Point being, different is one thing, unequal another. Mature adults get it.

    BTW, I’m with AFVET. Gals as pilots? Sure. Commandos? Not always. There are ops where size and power matter, others where stealth and smarts are everything. An operational commander does NOT want to kill someone and blow a mission with a PC mismatch.

    Cheers

  4. Keith DeHavelle 22 April 2012 at 1:47 am Reply

    General Rhonda Cornum’s perceptions are a bit different.

    http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,438760,00.html

    For eight days, she was in Iraqi custody. Although the fear was frequently palpable [and she was molested, with her arms broken and a bullet in her back], she was never tortured and her chief enemy, she says, was boredom. “Being a POW is the rape of your entire life. But what I learned in those Iraqi bunkers and prison cells is that the experience doesn’t have to be devastating, that it depends on you,” she writes.

    Safely back at Fort Rucker the following year, Cornum had little patience with those who use her as an example of the horrible things that can happen to women in war. “Every 15 seconds in America, some woman is assaulted. Why are they worried about a woman getting assaulted once every 10 years in a war overseas? It’s ridiculous,” she said. “It’s clearly it’s an emotional argument they use (to argue that women should be kept away from the frontlines) because they can’t think of a rational one.”

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

    • nooneofanyimport 23 April 2012 at 7:48 pm Reply

      Hey there, Level Head! It’s always good to see you. I have a vague memory of this officer’s story . . . (wikipedia to the rescue, LOL) . . . ah, she was a flight surgeon on a downed helo. And she sure sounds tough.

      Tis fair enough to say the fear of capture should not be the primary reason to bar women from certain roles. My bigger concern is whether they will lower the standards for women to pass the school, as done in the past.

      Oh, what’s this? http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/women-to-attend-marine-infantry-school/
      It says here that the Marines will not be “gender norming,” ie, lowering the standards, for women who attend the infantry school.

      Hmm. It will be interesting to see whether they stick to this policy, and how many women succeed.

      Thanks for prodding me to look into it a little further, my most interesting friend.
      Lin

  5. neenergyobserver 23 April 2012 at 8:30 pm Reply

    I with AFVET on this one, very few women are up to the physical challenge IM veryHO. But there is this, the Marines have boasted forever about every man a rifleman (which is good), so if you are a woman and a Marine Officer it would probably be a good thing to have some idea what’s going on if you manage to get into that situation. But as a platoon/company officer with the MOS, I think not.

  6. Keith DeHavelle 23 April 2012 at 8:38 pm Reply

    I have a little step-cousin in Florida. She is pleasant, intelligent, well-mannered … and can power-lift more than twice my weight. It certainly would not be fair to gender-norm men up to her power-lifting standard.

    Of course, as she gets older (she’s only 14), she’s likely to get strong.

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

  7. [...] NoOneOfAnyImport reblogged and commented on a post from a little while back about female Marines going to Infantry Officer School: I found an interesting development and good analysis over at The Patriot Perspective. Saying that women don’t belong isn’t too popular a stance nowadays.  Still, it needs saying sometimes.  It doesn’t mean women should have their opportunities limited because their gender is inferior.  It just means the constraints of reality can limit women’s opportunities whether we like to admit it or not. Have a great weekend, everyone! [...]

  8. [...] back, I reblogged a post from The Patriot Perspective about the problems with allowing women in the Marine Infantry School.  In the comment section, I [...]

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