What price equality?


Is this relevant? Yes and no. Women are desirable. But not always.

Philly talk radio’s gaffemaster Dom Giordano has discovered that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice is going after the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for gender discrimination in police hiring. Apparently, only 50 percent of female candidates pass the physical requirements while 70 percent of the men do. This must be stopped or changed or rectified or something. So here comes the DOJ.

These requirements need to be gender-adjusted to ensure, you know, equality. TV tries to convince us that women are just as capable cops as men. One of Giordano’s callers from the Philly law enforcement community was matter of fact about the reality. Women, he said, wanted to get off the streets as fast as possible into office jobs. Why the most common descriptor for female police officers has become “secretaries with guns.”

Rightly, Giordano posed the question of female firefighters. If they can’t carry you out of a burning building, why should they be there at all? Political Correctness as a form of negligent homicide.

There may be some women who can do this kind of work. More power to them. But we don’t need gender differentials in the qualifying standards for police, firemen, and military. That’s not equality. It’s criminal favoritism.

A kind of equality to die for. Not a figure of speech.

  1. Peregrine John’s avatar

    It seems odd that most of those who want to “level the playing field” give all their efforts to equalizing the end score, which is the exact opposite.

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  2. Tim’s avatar

    Re: women rushing into the office jobs. Yes. It’s also true in the military. Or have we all missed the surge in branch transfers & enlistments since the ban on women in combat was lifted? My dad spent his career in intel and told me to avoid that branch at all costs b/c women had ruined it. The physical fitness standards for women are a joke. Their max score for push-ups is below bare minimum for what men have to do, and if a man could only muster the female minimum he would be considered grossly out of shape. Ask Jessica Lynch how those fitness standards worked out for her.

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  3. G. K. Chesterton’s avatar

    Ten thousand women marched through the streets shouting, ‘We will not be dictated to,’ and went off and became stenographers

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