Not A Surprise: How All-Male Marine Units Stack Up Against Units With Female Members
Well, I can see how some will find this problematic and micro-aggressiony. No one with any common sense, of course. Just the Obama Administration and other social justice warriors…
All-male ground combat units in the Marines were faster, more lethal and less injured than units with mixed genders, according to a Marine Corps study that looked at integrating women into all service jobs.
“All male squads, teams and crews demonstrated higher performance levels on 69 percent of tasks evaluated (93 of 134) as compared to gender-integrated squads, teams and crews,” according a summary of the report released Thursday.
The military faces a January deadline from the Pentagon to open all combat jobs to women, but the services can ask for exceptions to the order. None so far has indicated it plans to do so.
Which is not to say women in the Marines have not served honorably and effectively, the report goes out of it’s way to state that. It’s just that the all male units are more effective, and considering what’s at stake when they need to be effective…we should probably let them be.