Feminists want across-the-board equality with men, but can you imagine the collective screech if with that came the requirement that 18-year-old women sign up for selective service like their male counterparts? You’d hear them whine, “…but I’m a girl!” It’s also because of something most of us already know: many women can’t cut it in some military jobs.
Female Marine officers are unlikely to join the infantry anytime soon, in part because of a lack of volunteers for the Marine Corps‘ Infantry Officer Course, which was opened to women in September. Only two of about 80 eligible female Marines have volunteered for the course — a grueling, three-month advanced regimen conducted at Quantico, Va., that was opened to women to research their performance. Of the two female volunteers, one washed out on the first day, along with 26 of the107 men, and the other dropped out two weeks later for medical reasons, a Marine Corps spokesman said.
Many of us oppose women on the front lines, not because they can’t cut it, but because of what could happen to them if they got captured. But I guess that’s moot because it looks like they really can’t cut it.