A couple of links

Women in Combat: Why Rush to Judgment?

Toffler’s sworn testimony further revealed — again, probably for the first time — that according to a West Point survey taken last year, some 50 percent to 68 percent of women cadets reported that they had been sexually harassed; 23 percent reported that someone had come into their room when they were asleep.

Under oath, Toffler also admitted that West Point has identified 120 physical differences between men and women, plus psychological differences. This, testified Toffler, has prompted West Point to make its physical training easier to accommodate women. According to Toffler:

Cadets no longer train in combat boots because women were suffering higher rates of injury; cadets now wear jogging shoes.

Women cadets take “comparable” or “equivalent” training when they cannot meet standards in some events. In practice this means that West Point males must do pull-ups while females merely do “flex-arm hangs.”

The famed and valuable “recondo” endurance week during which cadets used to march with full backpacks and undergo other strenuous activities has been eliminated, as have upper-body strength events in the obstacle course.

Running with heavy weapons has been eliminated because it is “unrealistic and therefore unappropriate” to expect women to do it.

Where men and women are required to perform the same exercises, women’s scores are adjusted to give them more weight.

Today’s West Point males are not increasing their cardio-vascular efficiency as much as their predecessors did because they are insufficiently challenged by physical training standards geared to include women.

In load-bearing tasks (carrying and lifting), 50 percent of the women score below the bottom 5 percent of the men.

Peer ratings have been eliminated because women were scoring too low.

Review: The Battered Woman

Another novel form of “battering” Prof. Walker discovers is “working late.” She describes the case of a woman who admits physically attacking her husband: “there is no doubt that she began to assault Paul physically, before he assaulted her. However, it is also clear from the rest of her story that Paul had been battering her by ignoring her and by working late, in order to move up the corporate ladder, for the entire five years of their marriage” [p.98]. Using this logic, she transforms a violent woman who admittedly hit her husband in the head with a glass when he came home late from work, then rammed a chair into his leg, to become a victim of his “battering.” Surely this represents an example of logic stood on its head. If this type of argument is accepted, then a man who physically abuses his wife could defend his actions on the grounds that she was “ignoring him and working late”, and failed to make him his dinner.

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3 Responses to “A couple of links”

  1. Mr Zopo Says:

    Nobody cares about national security anymore, they’re making things easier for women so they can pretend they’re fierce warriors. Because we all know that everybody shake in fear when they see an army of untrained weak women.

  2. Mr Zopo Says:

    Nobody cares about national security anymore, they’re making things easier for women so they can pretend they’re fierce warriors. Because we all know that everybody shake in fear when they see an army of untrained weak women.

  3. Mr Zopo Says:

    Nobody cares about national security anymore, they’re making things easier for women so they can pretend they’re fierce warriors. Because we all know that everybody shake in fear when they see an army of untrained weak women.

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