Saturday, December 28, 2013

USMC Asks God for a Training Time Out

This is all rather silly.
Females in the Marine Corps currently are not required to do even a single pull-up, and a deadline mandating that by Jan. 1, 2014, they be able to do at least 3 pull-ups as part of their training has been delayed for at least a year, the Corps quietly announced on social media.

Unlike their female counterparts, male Marines have long been required to do at least 3 pullups as part of the Physical Fitness Test (PFT). That's the minimum requirement for males.
The deadline for women to meet the men’s minimum standard of three pull-ups has been postponed a year and “will continue to be assessed,” Capt. Flanagan told The Marines' Twitter announcement on the topic was posted on Nov. 20. But by Dec. 27, few media outlets had mentioned the news.
Time delay will not change a few million years of evolution. This is only a delay so people can argue about the politics of trying to convince the irrational that water is wet and grass is green.

It will be very interesting if the USMC decides to be fact-based and honorable, or they will bend the neck to the socio-political fascists.

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