Sexists Attack: Two Women Make History By Passing Army’s Elite Ranger School

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Two women just made history by becoming the first women to pass the Army’s legendary Ranger School this week. The military, under President Barack Obama’s leadership, started the experimental program earlier this year and plans to eventually test out the idea in other elite combat jobs, most notably the Navy Seals.  Contrary to widespread rumors, the women were given the same tests as the men, with no special treatment. While the majority of the women did not pass, it must be noted that only 40 percent of men even make it through the course.

Even though these two women beat out a lot of men for the job, sexists are having a hard time believing. Senior Army officials, however, are insisting that they earned it fair and square. Retiring Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno told reporters last week that if any solider, male or female, can meet the standards required to compete then they should be able to serve.

“The women in Ranger School are another example of, if they can meet the standard, they should be able to go, and they should be able to earn their Ranger tab. And I think that’s how we want to operate as we move forward.”

But, in all honesty, it doesn’t matter what the military says because some right-wingers refuse to believe women can compete at a higher level. It’s the ultimate hypocrisy of all-time. On one hand, they love the military, but even with this deep sense of patriotism and love for the United States, sexism still seems to win the day.

Pic via Facebook.

Pic via Facebook.

Pic via Facebook.

One nasty rumor floating around the internet is that it took the women multiple attempts to pass, something that men have no trouble doing on their first attempt. This myth is simply not true and the stats prove it. In the April class, for example, only 37 of the 380 male students – roughly 10 percent – didn’t have to repeat one of the school’s three main courses. Only a very small minority of men graduate in the least amount of time possible – 61 days to be exact.

Still, the haters gonna hate.

Pic via Facebook.

Pic via Facebook.

Pic via Facebook.

There are too many people in society who don’t believe that women can do jobs that have historically belonged to men – nor do they think they are physically capable. And, time and time again, history has proved these doubters wrong. Women will continue to make even greater strides in the workplace, including military jobs. In the United States and around the world, women are entering the workforce in record numbers, and closing the gap. It might not even be too long before America has its first female president in Hillary Clinton, who despite recent political troubles, is still considered to be a front-runner for the Democratic party. Even with all this progress, not everybody is willing to admit that women can not only do the same jobs as men — they can even do it better.

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info