6 months, 2 weeks ago
David Martin: Now you’ve been through this training, what’s your own opinion about whether women can serve in the infantry?
Nisa Jovell: My opinion would be that it would be pretty difficult for them. We’re just, unfortunately physically, we are not built for it. And I’m not saying that we can’t do it, what they do. But our body structure is different.
David Martin: So what is it really, physically that you think?
Nisa Jovell: Honestly, it was really just carrying a lot of weight. And learning how to move as fast as you can with it.
David Martin: It’s what? Bone density that wears you down over time?
Nisa Jovell: It’s mainly hips that affect us.
David Martin: Hips?
Nisa Jovell: For females, yes.
David Martin: How does that play out on a 15K or a 20K?
Nisa Jovell: We had to learn how to put on the pack a certain way to like — relieve the stress off of our hip, so the hip problem is definitely a big deal.
No, no, no, no, and a thousand times no! Any backpack that places the weight primarily on the shoulders will cause spine damage and ultimately cripple a man over the long haul. Proper designs can be seen in the civilian market, and they place the weight primarily on the hips, not the shoulders.
While trying to emphasize that there is a “workaround” of sorts for the fact that females are designed differently than men and suffer from mechanical disadvantages unique to their structure, Ms. Jovell has in fact highlighted and emphasized those differences rather than the workaround. And women still aren’t designed for combat, no matter what the progressives want to believe and no matter how much they would like the military to be the grand experiment in gender-neutral homogeneity.