Marines delay plan to require pullups in female fitness test after half of recruits fail

  • Article by: PAULINE JELINEK , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 3, 2014 - 4:06 AM

WASHINGTON — More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the process of equalizing physical standards to integrate women into combat jobs.

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firefight41Jan. 3, 14 6:50 AM

More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the process of equalizing physical standards to integrate women into combat jobs. ************** Then the female Marines do not take a role in combat jobs. It's that simple.

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marcymmbJan. 3, 14 8:58 AM

You should have known that they would either lower the standards or delay them so that everyone has an equal chance, so what happens when they are sent out in combat and can't do the job, very dangerous.

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redeye12Jan. 3, 1411:50 AM

Brought to you by liberalism and political correctness. The same thing happened to the fire departments in Mpls and St. Paul. They had to have female firefighters because it was sexist not to. But then lowered the physical requirements in order to admit women. If they lack the physical strength to do a job, the last thing the public, fellow firefighters or in this case fellow Marines need is someone incapable of doing the assigned job.

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honeybooJan. 3, 1412:18 PM

To maintain parity, equity and opportunity (now the foremost role of America's military), let's have female field soldiers fight in all-female platoons. That way, the reasonableness of Marine standards can't be blamed on the other gender and women succeed or fail in battle on their own merits. Yeah right.

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