A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
They measure "overall fitness" and not ability at a specific MOS etc. So what? Do you think a female in a combat unit will be allowed to get by doing flex-armed hangs when everyone else is doing pull ups? The official answer is yes, what do you think the unofficial (actual) answer will be?
Officially, a male can pass a PFT with a minimum of pathetic crappy scores -- I'm sure you know, however, that that doesn't actually fly. In my unit, for instance, if you didn't have a 1st class PFT (using the male test) you were basically treated as **** untill you did. There was a reason for this.
It's nice that the military has separate standards for men and women, bla bla for whatever reason--measure of overall fitness... Do you think that incoming fire has a separate standard for men and women? What about the living conditions in desert hole by the side of the road for a week with no showers--hell without taking off a flak at all?
What's the point of you arguing that the PFT measures overall fitness by a separate standard, whoever said it used the same standard anyway? One way or another, they will have to be held to the same standard in a combat unit.
Last edited by other; 01-15-11 at 11:53 PM.