My theory is that if American women are such helpless ninnies that they cannot save enough pin money to buy their cheapass lovers condoms at the drugstore without my Archbishop having to take money out of the church poor box to foot the bill, then the girls are not man enough to storm Normandy Beach.
I haven’t been able to find this (google) anywhere, I think I read it in “Soldier of Fortune” magazine years ago as a personal experience related by a American Veteran:
A Congressional fact finding committee was visiting an infantry training facility. Eventually the tour arrived at the hand grenade training area. After watching the soldiers throwing practice hand grenades, a female senator complained that no female soldiers had been presented. So the question was asked of the senior drill instructor, “Why aren’t any female soldiers being trained on hand grenades?”. The DI replied,” ma’am, our testing has shown that female infantry recruits are unable to throw the standard issue hand grenade far enough to escape injury upon detonation”.
The unnamed female senator began to complain that the army was not doing enough to integrate females into the American armed forces. The DI attempted to explain to her that it was not a gender issue. The DI explained thusly,” when the pin has been removed, Mr. Hand Grenade is no longer your friend. If you are unable to throw it far enough to be outside its lethal radius, you will be killed”.
The senator persisted saying the army should develop a hand grenade for female soldiers.
The “USMA report on the Integration and Performance of Women at West Point”, cited by Mackubin Thomas Owens, in Proceedings (July 1998) reveals sex-norming schemes whereby women receive A grades for the same performance that earns a man a D. Navy women pass physical readiness tests by performing 11% fewer sit-ups, 53% fewer push-ups, and running 1.5 miles 27% slower than men. The Marine Corps discovered that only 45% of female Marines could toss a hand grenade beyond its burst radius; one Army study reported only 12% could. Navy studies show that only 12% of women can accomplish the two-person stretcher carry, a requirement critical to ship security. Women may be able to drive a five-ton truck, but need a man’s help if they must change a tire. Women can fire field artillery pieces but often can’t handle the ammunition.
idiots liberals refer to the film “A League of their Own” as “proof” that woman can throw as far as a man can. So as a point of information; a baseball weights 5 oz. and a M67 Hand Grenade weights 14 oz. with a radius of injury to lethal effect of 15 to 5 meters, and baseballs don’t explode.)