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Old 11-15-2018, 04:16 PM
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Congrats to her.

Too bad she wasn't the gf of Creepy Porn Lawyer.

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I think the Armed Forces brass have been watching too many action movies featuring women fighting in choreographed, computer generated fights.
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Congrats to her.

Too bad she wasn't the gf of Creepy Porn Lawyer.

First female soldier completes Army Special Forces initial selection process

For her sake and that of the unit she'll be joining I hope she passed with the same standards as her male counterparts and that nothing was dumbed down to make it easier for females to pass.


For example just for regular military service there are two age based physical fitness tests and two age based body fat percentages. One for men and one for women. The one for women is a little more relaxed.
60% is passing. In most of these the oldest man in the Army still has to be in better shape than the youngest or at age peak female. The only thing that is the same is the sit up standard.
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For her sake and that of the unit she'll be joining I hope she passed with the same standards as her male counterparts and that nothing was dumbed down to make it easier for females to pass.
With ya on that. Obviously I don't know for sure but I'd assume the Army wouldn't let a chick in the elite Special Forces without the same standards as the men. I also don't think she's in yet. It just said she passed the initial selection process. I guess she'd still have to go through the long, intensive training.
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For her sake and that of the unit she'll be joining I hope she passed with the same standards as her male counterparts and that nothing was dumbed down to make it easier for females to pass.
Those are my thoughts exactly. The standards should be the same for the same job regardless of gender.
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Default Re: First female soldier completes Army Special Forces initial selection process

Since stamina and aim are prime prerequisites I am surprised women haven't been in special forces in the past.
But then I was surprised they weren't always fighter pilots.
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For her sake and that of the unit she'll be joining I hope she passed with the same standards as her male counterparts and that nothing was dumbed down to make it easier for females to pass.
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