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It was inevitable. Once "gender equality" came to mean "no differences between the sexes" it became a foregone conclusion that "anyone can do anything."
From Military Times:
USMC changes fitness requirement for women
Female Marines soon will be required to perform pull-ups, just like male Marines do, as part of their annual physical fitness tests, the Marine Corps’ top general announced Tuesday. [more]For years, women have been excused from some of the rigors that men had to face because women supposedly lacked upper body strength. But recent experiments by the Marine Corp have proved conclusively that with the correct basic training regimen, there is absolutely no difference in the performance results between men and women... and, in fact, some women scared the hell out the men.
The Marines have published a picture of a typical female recruit after participating in the Marine's experimental training program.
These women Marines will not be required to wear head covering scarves in Afghanistan and the Marine Corp does not expect any protests by the Afghans.