Unfortunately, what's patently obvious is shrouded in politically correct rhetoric in this era of deconstructing millennia of fact that’s rooted in human experience and science. Namely, the two genders are not equal.
According to CNSNews.com, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered in 2013 that combat roles be opened to women before 2016. So, as is typical in a top-down hierarchical bureaucracy, Pentagon officials opened the historically male-only Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade course to women—“on a one-time basis for research purposes”--via a January 2015 directive.
Feminists hailed the decision, in the hope that their political agenda would be vindicated with the graduation of the first female U.S. Army Rangers.
Data from the U.S. Army Ranger school where all 8 female soldiers who remained after the first phase of training—the Darby Phase—failed, according to an Army press release. However, this wasn’t the first time the octet had failed. Instead, they had been “recycled,” that is, “all eight women…were on their second attempt of the Darby Phase.” The data:
- 19 women started the program on April 20, 2015.
- 3 women failed the physical assessment on Day One.
- 8 women didn’t meet the standards of the first phase, but were permitted to “recycle” through the Darby Phase with the next class. All 8 failed.
- The other 8 women were cleared to begin the 57 remaining days of the 3-phase Ranger Course Assessment at RAP Week to begin on June 21, 2015. However, 5 were dropped from the Ranger Assessment course. Only 3 will start the Ranger Course on June 21 in a Day One Recycle. Now, it’s “do or die.”
In this particular experiment in social engineering, the score is 0% on the first try for females. For the 3 females who hope to survive the Day One Recycle of the 3-phase Ranger Assessment course, it’s a ~15.8% survival rate. Will one, two, all, or none of them succeed? Any bets?
Compare those data to the ~50% pass rate for males who also are given 3 recycle opportunities. About 75% of those soldiers who pass RAP week will pass the Ranger program. For males, the Darby Phase has a 15% recycle rate, lower than the 18% recycle rate of the two subsequent phases.
Speaking directly to those soldiers who failed, the Commander of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, Colonel David G. Fivecoat, said:
Each Ranger student, whether successful or unsuccessful, learned
more about themselves, leadership, and small unit tactics, and returns
to the Army a better trained Soldier and leader.
Yep. In addition to all of that learning, those female soldiers who failed out also learned what nature teaches: Females just aren’t biologically equal to males and, conversely, that males biologically aren’t equal to females.
So much for Army experiments in social engineering. When put to objective tests, the bodies God gave men and women don’t lie, despite what the Zeitgeist of this era contends. Males and females not biologcially equal but biologically complementary.
Let the discussion begin….
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