From The Hill:
Following a three-year review, the Army has scrapped plans to use the same physical fitness test for all soldiers, choosing instead to have some reduced standards to allow women and older soldiers to pass, the service announced Wednesday.
The decision follows a RAND-led study that found men were more easily passing the new, more difficult Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) compared to women and older soldiers, who were “failing at noticeably higher rates.” That six-event test developed in 2019 was an expansion from the three events – pushups, situps and a run – soldiers had done prior.
“This test is an essential part of maintaining the readiness of the Army as we transform into the Army of 2030,” Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said in a statement announcing the changes. “The revisions to the ACFT are based on data and analysis, including an independent assessment required by Congress. We will continue to assess our implementation of the test to ensure it is fair and achieves our goal of strengthening the Army’s fitness culture.”
Wormuth herself had expressed concern about whether the test was affecting the retention of women in the ranks.
“I also have concerns obviously about the implications of the test for our ability to continue to retain women, which we obviously want to do,” Wormuth said at her nomination hearing in May.
I want to really think about what I am going to say.
The United States Army is reducing the physical fitness standards for female soldiers, so they get higher scores on paper while having lower actual performance, in order to increase military readiness.
This is because the higher scores despite lower performance will allow the military to enlist and retain more women, increasing the diversity of our Army, and as we all know, diversity is our strength.
Not actual physical fitness. Physical fitness isn’t a strength. Diversity is a strength.
At the same time, this same administration is adamant that there is no physical advantage to being a biological male when competing in women’s sports.
Do you get it?
Men have a physical advantage over women in the military, so female physical fitness standards must be lowered to make their on-paper scores more equitable, but those same men have no physical fitness advantage the moment they step onto the field or into the ring or pool.
If you are having a difficult time understanding this, trying to reason or logic it out, if it is giving you cognitive dissonance, there is a good reason for that.
There is no intellectual consistency here.
The point is whatever position they need to take to advance their Leftist ideology and confuse and humiliate you us what they will do.
The point is to grind the logical thinker down under capricious contradictions until they are silent and simply obey without thinking.
That is clearly evident because this only makes sense to someone who has accepted that 2+2=5.