As the regular readers know, I have always been a supporter of women serving in those places they are capable of meeting the standards to do so - going to the the MIDN Salamander days. Is how the Navy doing things right now perfect, no ... but few things are. I also acknowledge one of the great things about life; men & women are build differently - and that's OK, at least to me.
I like reality, just as I like a good liberal arts based education (even engineers can get that BTW), and blunt honesty. Well, it appears that at USNA - the (D)iversity Bullies have squashed not only free discussion, but have also managed to destroy linear, logical thought based on reality, and sound thinking that a well rounded education should give a young man or women.
So, here we find ourselves. One of the generation that is going to have to fix the mess the Boomers made had the temerity to ask - shock - a logical question. The results can be found in the pic below; part of a weekly feedback from MIDN that is answered by MIDN at USNA.
Get out the white board and diagram this logic chain for me. Seriously ... please try to do this. I am lost in a sea of intellectual dishonesty, PC diktat, and general nausea at the stupidity inducing 2nd-order effects of Cultural Marxism.
A+ question; D+ answer.
So, let's review. To destroy sexism, we must engage in sexism. To fight claims that women are measured by a lower bar, we must keep that lower bar. To keep high standards, we must allow a lower standard.
Madness. This could have been fixed decades ago if we had the moral courage to speak truth to inanity.
There is a couple that I know who are regular readers here; though they don't know it (I may be about to out myself to them, but that is OK - they can keep a secret). They were a couple in my NROTC unit, got married after commissioning, and are still going strong - she is still on AD I believe.
They are both great individuals. They were better MIDN, and probably better officers, that I was. That is not the point. The XX of the couple of was a PT goddess. I'm no slack (wait, in NROTC I was a slack, but different subject for a different day), but she ALWAYS ... and I mean ALWAYS did better than I did on the PRT. Not gender-normed score mind you ... no; she could do more real push-ups (I have real long arms and a middle back problem from football, ahem), finish the run in a faster time (I'm a sprinter, ahem), and could max sit-ups faster with better form (I have a back injury, ahem).
There are women out there that can meet an objective standard. Not that many - but enough. If they can, then let them try and let them serve. If they can't, well, that is just acknowledging that XX is different than XY - and there are other places they can serve their nation as well as the others who cannot physically qualify in spite of having XY. Damage control, combat, or taxes; they don't care; better meet a common standard or you get yourself and others killed.
100% of men can't give birth, and 99.9% women can't objectively meet infantry or SEAL warfare requirements.
So? I can't dance or sing.
Think being a SEAL is tough?
Hat tip TheFarragutCellOfTheSalamanderUnderground.