And the lesson will be?

I am expecting the Marine Corps to get a serious shellacking from the grievance & victimhood council of our congress, after the participating females again failed to complete the marine officer infantry course. From the article:

For only the second time in history women were allowed to compete in the demanding Marine Infantry Officer Course this week – and for the second time none have passed. The two female officers made it through the first few days of the course, but neither passed Thursday’s grueling obstacle course, military officials said.

The Marine Infantry Officer Course is 10 weeks of intense field training at Quantico, Va. Of the 110 students who began the course to become ground combat leaders at the beginning of this week, 96 are still enrolled. As well as the two women, 12 men also failed to complete the obstacle course entirely or could not complete it in the allotted time, reports NBCNews.

Marines are tested to endure rigorous physical tests and written exams with little food or sleep, all of which are geared toward pushing them to their physical and mental limits. Of the 400 Marines who take the course each year, one in four typically drops out.

What will happen after this? There either will be far lower standards or, and I doubt the grievance & victimhood types will go for that because it basically is an “in your face” admission that there are differences between the genders, two sets of standards.

No matter what, the social engineers are going to leave us with a less capable fighting force.

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  1. AlexInCT *

    Sounds like it’s done its job. The qualified people passed, and no one was denied the chance to try.

    Hey Cress, how long do you think that will remain the case if women consistently fail to pass it?

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  2. CM

    Hey Cress, how long do you think that will remain the case if women consistently fail to pass it?

    What happened in other countries, where they consistently don’t pass it?
    As far as I can tell, nothing.

    E.g.

    Denmark: Since 1988, Denmark has had a policy of “total inclusion,” which came on the heels of 1985 “combat trials” exploring the capabilities of women to fight on the front lines. “Danish research showed that women performed just as well as men in land combat roles,” according to the British MOD study. Although all posts are open to women, physical requirements have so far prevented them from joining the country’s Special Operations Forces.

    So none have made it into their SOF in 25 years.

    E.g.

    New Zealand has no restrictions on roles for women in its defence force. They are able to serve in the Special Air Service, infantry, armour and artillery. This came into effect in 2001 by subordinate legislation. Though, no woman has ever made it into the Special Air Service.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_combat#New_Zealand

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  3. Seattle Outcast

    What happened in other countries, where they consistently don’t pass it?
    As far as I can tell, nothing.

    While I think NZ is admirable in its adherence to principle in this case, the US government doesn’t really have any except those that pass the PC sniff test. Dumbing down of physical/mental requirements has been done over here multiple times in order to quickly fill up positions with PC quotas.

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  4. Mississippi Yankee

    I’ve know many officers who have endured this training (makes me glad I was a lowly devil dog).

    Sooner or later some Lady Marine will pass this 10 week ordeal. The big question remains; will the Commandant of the Marine Corps bent to this PC regime and change the course?

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  5. ilovecress

    Sooner or later some Lady Marine will pass this 10 week ordeal. The big question remains; will the Commandant of the Marine Corps bent to this PC regime and change the course?

    Exactly. If they do, then I’ll be right with you calling bull. Until they do, it’s still a magnificent outfit that churns out some superhard muthafukas.

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