“Young women, in spite of all the training and all the best intentions, are not going to be the equal of young men in terms of upper body strength,” Maginnis says. “You’ve got to have a lot of upper body strength to lift the stuff. Been there, done that.”
Maginnis just wrote a book called Deadly Consequences: How Cowards are Pushing Women into Combat. He says the issue has more to do with politics than protecting the nation.
But 45% of the women did it. Depending on how you look at it, that’s a surprisingly high percentage.
Bottom line: Don’t change the standards. If you can’t meet the standards, you’re out, no matter what plumbing you have between your legs.
I’ve got nothing against women in combat – as long as they are as capable as men in combat.
If they can’t be that, then they need to be dropped. For everybody’s safety, including their own.