The distaff response has been underwhelming, to put it mildly, and that speaks well of female intelligence.
Women have no business in the Marine Corps infantry, or in the Army infantry, or working as firemen or police patrolmen either.
So far, only two women Marines have volunteered. One washed out the first day, and the other dropped out two weeks later.
The reason women should be barred from certain occupations is simple: They are physically weaker 99 percent of the time. Letting women be infantrymen, firemen or police patrolmen endangers the lives of others.
This silly notion that women should be allowed into all occupations comes from the Political Correctness Mafia, of course.
Women should earn equal pay for equal work, but that’s a separate issue.
Any woman who wants to join the Marine Corps infantry clearly should be on a psychiatrist’s couch instead of out in the field trying to hoist a 72-pound machine gun over her head while wearing a 71-pound rucksack.
That’s one of the requirements.
I’m sure there are some occupations ill-suited to men, although I cannot think of one at the moment. I’m open to suggestions.
Aha! Here’s one. Wet nurse.
Men and women are not equal, and physical strength is the major factor. Few people complain that sports are almost always separated by gender.
This is done so we can have women champions, a good thing.
Women do many things excellently, but lifting 72-pound machine guns over their heads while wearing 71-pound rucksacks is not one of them.
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(Note: Here’s a Washington Times story if you want more details.)