George Will: 'Gender-norm' Military Fitness Requirements?

George Will on physical fitness standards for women in combat.
1:25 | 01/27/13

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They were all sorts of headlines this week -- what happened supporting what happened rather openly George will you think it's a good idea. -- depends on how it's implemented they say the physical check standards will not change. -- -- what they always say hey we give you an example No Child Left Behind said we're gonna have 100% proficiency by 24 came in reading and math from the scary thing -- we -- Because the only way we'll get there is by dumbing down the standards which is actually underway. The question what does it is will we change the physical fitness requirements so that we don't have a disparate impact. Are we going to gender norms and requirements. Union except for you've been out Martha -- attorneys in these combat zones. You're six foot four inch 240 pound marine and here injured and you need. The marine next -- you to carry you back to safety in the marine next few as five foot four woman who weighs -- 115 pounds. It's -- relevant. OK can I tell you something George I don't know how to combat medics who are women don't understand who. Repel down who pick up being six foot four inch Marines and taken to safety I just interviewed one okay. That's that's fun and pilots who we know that 152 women have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan we know that they're now sort -- serving on submarines and it's all good for the military. But there are certain anatomical facts about upper body strength and stamina and --

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