Who. Could. Have. Predicted. This?
The US Army is considering a reversal of its new gender-neutral physical test to instead include different evaluation categories for men and women.
Research showed that the Army Combat Fitness Test [ACFT], which is the same for male and female soldiers, was leading to lower results for women with a knock-on effect for promotions.
Wanna know how many women are failing?
65% of women have failed the test, which, might I remind you, is named the Army Combat Fitness Test -- presumably for good reason.
65%. WELL over half.
What percentage of men have failed it?
Juuuuust a bit of a difference there.
So what shall we do about this problem, since the enemy met on the battlefield will not distinguish between sexes when unleashing lethal force?
Well here's what you do when you live in clown world:
Congress has halted implementation of the new test and the Army has launched an independent review into whether it is fair.
An Army officer told Military.com: "We have to figure out a way to make it fair to both genders. We need a fair way that accounts for physiological differences."
That's how you do it in clown world, ladies and gents.
The wokies will be happy.
So will some other folks I can think of.
Oh, but wait! Wait one sec!
The Telegraph actually quoted a sane person in the article!
And she happens to be the U.S. Army's first female infantry officer!
Perhaps we should listen to her:
Last month, Captain Kristen Griest, the US Army's first female infantry officer, welcomed the ACFT and argued that it should be scored the same for men and women.
Not doing so would have "insidious impacts on combat effectiveness," she said.
She said critics might call her "uncaring" but "nothing could be further from the truth."
She said: "To not require women to meet equal standards in combat arms will not only undermine their credibility, but also place those women, their teammates, and the mission at risk.
"The Army cannot artificially absolve women of that responsibility. It may still exist on the battlefield."