When it comes to women in the military, those opposed to it aren’t doing so out of sexism, they’re doing so out of an understanding of basic biology.
Men have a greater risk tolerance as well as greater upper body strength. They tend to develop muscle easier.Would you believe that they’re better at combat, too? A lengthy experiment published in 2015 studying women during combat skills tests found that all-male units performed better than mixed-gender ones in most tactical areas and that women suffered more injuries than men. The study was conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps.
One measure showed that the musculoskeletal injury rate for women was 40.5%, compared with 18.8% for men.
As Al Gore would say: “the science is settled.”
But that hasn’t stopped the left from trying to paint General “Mad Dog” James Mattis as a sexist during his confirmation hearings for the position of Defense Secretary.
As The Federalist Papers reported:
The left really needs to get some new tactics because this crap is painfully predictable. Gen. James Mattis sat for his secretary of defense confirmation hearing today, during which a leftist senator tried to paint Mattis as a sexist bigot — but he wasn’t having it.
Twitchy reported that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) tried to imply that Mattis didn’t think women should be in combat because apparently the idea that there are biological differences between the sexes is somehow sexist, not to mention common-sense concerns. That said, Mattis didn’t bite:
Thank God there are enough sane Republicans to pass through his confirmation in light of attacks like this.