The Problem with the Combat Endurance Test Is That It Doesn’t Provide Feminist Results
From Newser.com: “3 Women Pass Marines’ Endurance Test.”
Three women have a chance at making history in the US military after passing the Marines’ grueling endurance test for infantry officers, reports the Washington Post. This was just the first step, however, explains the Christian Science Monitor. Their passing grade in the Combat Endurance Test merely allows the women to move on and try to complete the rest of the Infantry Officer Course. So far, 24 women have tried to do so and failed. Only one has previously made it beyond the initial endurance test, in 2012, but she had to drop out of the course a week later because of a stress fracture in her foot.
This is pretty much irrelevant to women in the military. Even though three women have passed the Combat Endurance Test, that is not nearly enough to fulfill the demands of a Feminist quota system. Just like the Marine chin-up requirement, eventually the Combat Endurance Test will be made easier for women.
Another big hurdle: Passing the IOC doesn’t necessarily mean the women will be allowed to become front-line infantry officers. As the Post explains, the military is allowing women to take the course on an experimental basis, but the “job itself remains closed to women.” All branches of the military, however, are being ordered to open up more combat jobs to women, so that could change.
It almost certainly will change. And when it is changed, it will not be enough for a few amazing women to be let into those jobs. Our government masters will consider such anomalies to be too small a number to matter. They will want a much more significant number of women. To do that, they will have to lower the physical strength requirements.
It will not make our military one bit better at protecting us, but it will be politically correct, and that is all that will matter.