British Army to introduce ‘gender and age-neutral’ fitness tests to make sure all close combat soldiers are prepared for the front line

A piece published on the website of Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them), the political party of which I’m the chairman, in September 2018:

Our thanks to Mike P for this. The start of the piece:

The Army is to introduce ‘gender and age-neutral’ fitness tests, the Ministry of Defence has said.

They will replace the current assessments, which make allowances based on sex and age and see soldiers completing tasks including push-ups and sit-ups.

The new tests, which will come in next year, aim to ensure all close combat soldiers are physically prepared for the rigours of modern battle, said the MoD.

Field Army Sergeant Major Gavin Paton said yesterday: ‘I don’t care if you are a man or a woman, I don’t care what you do, and the enemy doesn’t either.’

You can be very sure that the new “fitness tests” will be set at a level at which more women “succeed”, as was the case with the Fire Service. The inevitable result will be a reduction in the average fitness of “close combat soldiers” over time, compromising the safety of all of them, men and women alike, in the event of conflicts, and increasing the likelihood of operational failure.

In 2013 we posted a piece from a fireman, Female firefighters – coming soon to a fire near you? Fingers crossed!. This is the model the British Army is keen to adopt. Madness. Utter madness.

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