Miss USA’s Unfortunate P.C. Answer on Women in Combat

The media are swooning over the new Miss USA, Deshauna Barber, a 26-year-old Army Reserve officer and IT analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce, largely because of her PC answer, approving of the recent decision by the Obama Regime to allow American women in combat.

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From the Washington Post:

“The Pentagon recently made the decision to open up all combat jobs to women,” judge and stylist Joe Zee said. “Now, some have questioned whether this has put political correctness over our military’s ability to perform at the highest level. What are your thoughts?”

Barber didn’t hesitate. “As a woman in the United States Army, I think it was an amazing job by our government to allow women to integrate to every branch of the military. We are just as tough as men,” she said to lots of cheers from the crowd. “As a commander of my unit, I am powerful. I am dedicated. And it is important that we recognize that gender does not limit us in the United States Army.”

On social media, some viewers pointed to her answer as the moment Barber locked up the crown.

Of course she did! She is a lovely woman and I salute her commitment to military service, but on this issue, she is dead wrong.

The problem with what she said is that, even though I have no doubt that women are as mentally tough as men, and can be equally dedicated, we are not physically as strong as men. Physiology is what it is, no matter how many feminist professors and media blabbermouths tell us otherwise.

The facts are that men have ~40% more muscle mass, and even if women had the same amount of muscle, men would still be stronger because their muscle fibers are larger. Women have other physical advantages, including the fact that there are more connections between the two hemispheres of the female brain, which no doubt accounts for our willingness to ask for directions and our ability to locate lost objects. (“Honey, where are my keys?”)

It does a disservice to women to tell them that they are “equal,” as in a strong as men. We aren’t, and it sets women up for failure to tell them otherwise. The larger issue is military readiness and national security. Will PC dictate that we lower physical standards to make sure we meet some arbitrary quota of females in the military, and specifically in combat? Will the military be forced to explain and justify the physical standards that they have in place, and satisfy these PC radicals that these standards are just “arbitrary” and “sexist?” Every time this issue is raised, the proponents of women in combat swear up and down that it could never happen, you know sort of like illegals being eligible for subsidized Obamacare.

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