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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

(video) Army admits standards will be lowered to help women "succeed"

Phyllis Schlafly wrote a great column on "Panetta's Cowardly Decision" in which she asks: "Do you believe the U.S. Army will require women to meet the same physical standards as the men?"

Phyllis got an answer. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that if "a particular standard is so high that a woman couldn't make it, the burden is now on the service to come back and explain...why is it that high? Does it really have to be that high?" Since the stated goal is "set women up for success," the answer will be "No."

Even more, the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC), a mostly-civilian commission that lobbies the Congress and the Pentagon, says: "it is not about treating everyone the same. This can be a difficult concept to grasp, especially for leaders who grew up with the EO-inspired mandate to be both color and gender blind." (p. 18) So women in the military isn't about equality.

Then what is it about?!?

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