Another point to drive this home. Various interest groups (and many of you who have no clue what you're talking about) state that they want equal footing for women. Very well, let's look at how "even" the footing is. The male and female physical fitness test (PFT) standards in the Marine Corps are hugely swayed in the females favor. Here are the standards:
For males, the PFT is divided into 3 events, each with a max of 100 points to be earned. They are pullups/chin ups, crunches, and a 3 mile run. For pullups/chin ups the max is 20, the min is 3. Crunches, max 100, min 44. Run max 18 minutes min 28 minutes.
For women, the PFT is divided into 3 events, each with a max of 100 points to be earned. They are the flexed arm hang (FAH), crunches, and a 3 mile run. Basically, the FAH is where you execute 1 pull up and see how long you can hang before you arms lock back out. For the FAH, its 70 seconds max, 15 seconds min. Crunches, max is 100, min is 40. Run max is 21 minutes, min is 31 minutes.
Here's the issue. The FAH was instituted because women, overwhelmingly, are too weak to execute pull ups. Not being able to execute pull ups equals women not getting as high of PFT scores as males. This equals women not being promoted as fast. But isn't that fair? We want things to be fair correct? Why should a woman only have to hang from a bar while I have to do chin ups? Why should a woman be allowed to run 3 miles, 3 minutes slower than me yet attain the same score? 3 minutes is a LONG time when speaking of running. In the name of fairness, let's level the playing field. You won't hear ANY interest group say ANYTHING about this. Why? Because then we revert back to the all male gun club and God forbid that happen. Then, we have a bunch of women being passed over for promotion and eventually kicked out because they can't meet the standards. They don't want it to be THAT fair. Just fair enough that they can get the glory without the work to earn it.
Full disclosure, rumor has it that the Marine Corps has stated they intend to institute new PFT standards for women where they have to execute pull ups. However, their max is 8. My max is 20. If a male Marine in my unit does 8, we make fun of him for being weak. In recruit training, I used to put all of my recruits (I was a Drill Instructor) on remedial physical training if they did under 10. So now we have women being able to do almost half as many pull ups as us yet get the same points. And there still isn't an adjustment of the run time disparity. Hey, that's not fair!!!