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USMC delays pullup standard for female recruits. Only 45% can pass.


Who could have seen this coming?

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The Marine Corps announced it quietly. There was no news conference — just a notice on its social media sites and an item on its own TV show, The Corps Report.


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Marine officers would not talk to NPR on tape. They said they delayed the pullup requirement to avoid losing not only recruits but also current female Marines who can't pass the test.


Three dadgum pullups.







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Eighteen
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Fight for "equality"

Once equality is too difficult, shift to "fairness"

If the fairness doesn't work, label the task itself or makers of the task racist, sexist, or whatever other insult once can apply to make results of the test void.






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Fight for "equality"

Once equality is too difficult, shift to "fairness"

If the fairness doesn't work, label the task itself or makers of the task racist, sexist, or whatever other insult once can apply to make results of the test void.






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Three dadgum pullups.


Kept me out of Ranger school in 1992. Not saying I would have gotten my tab but I would have liked to have at least given it a shot.



ETA: Missed passing the Ranger APFT by one pullup.



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SmackoverHawg
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There should be one set of standards...period. They are doing this in medicine as well. As fewer people apply, the standards will be lowered to ensure adequate numbers of graduates. They have already circumvented it to a great degree with PA's and NP's.





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They have already circumvented it to a great degree with PA's and NP's.


So you are saying I have a chance...






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son of arlo
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Maybe it's changed now, but back in the day, female jet mechanics had to be paired with a guy so that he could carry her toolbox. Wonder if the Marines are going to make the guys carry the females' ammo?





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There's simply no place for females in the military with the exception of administrative, medical, and possibly some intelligence analyst positions.





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Malik Agar
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I wonder what the 'unintended' consequences for letting weak people in our military will be...







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Maybe it's changed now, but back in the day, female jet mechanics had to be paired with a guy so that he could carry her toolbox


While ridiculous, at least this doesn't necessarily hurt directly in a wartime or life threatening situation

As unfair as it may be, being able to pull ones own body weight up multiple times seems like it's a pretty crucial skill for a Marine to have...

It's not like it's some insane random number of pullups, it's three






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There should be one set of standards...period.


Bingo. Out of all the branches, I figured the Marines would be the one branch to not cave to this garbage. I imagine somebody outside of the DoD had a hand in making this happen.



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Posted by GeauxxxTigers23 There's simply no place for females in the military with the exception of administrative, medical, and possibly some intelligence analyst positions.
I like the idea of female black op members.



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For those wondering the magic number of pullups needed to pass is three.

LINK

Edit: I guess that it was in the OP, but I missed it.



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These days the military is less about winning wars and more about social experimentation.


Thanks O.






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While ridiculous, at least this doesn't necessarily hurt directly in a wartime or life threatening situation


Unless you have to pack all that shite up in a hurry and GTFO - then the weaklings of all genders are just dead weight - worse, even, dead weight that has to be fed, clothed, housed, and evacuated.



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It's too bad that social policies can't increase women's upper body strength.





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GeauxxxTigers23
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I'm willing to bet my next paycheck that at least a third of that 45% didn't really do 3 full pullups. Probably more like 2 an 1/4 and the NCO grading just gave them the third one.





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Only three pullups? That's it?





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Only 45% can pass.


Sounds like the standards are working...


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they delayed the pullup requirement to avoid losing not only recruits but also current female Marines who can't pass the test.



Son of a....







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