- Feb 13, 2001
Originally posted by: DuffmanOhYeah
Oh thats just not true! All the way up the scale women are physically inferior. Take any percentile you would like, and I GUARANTEE you that women are far out-classed by men. Im not trying to be derrogatoy or mysogynistic, but speaking to physical capability, women just cant cut the mustard.
What do %ile's have to do with it? sure the top 1% of men will be 'stronger' than the top 1% of women as a group. However, break it down into weight classes and you get a more even pairing.
Regardless of all that crap. It doesn't take a very strong individual to be able to fire a weapon accurately and carry the standard of gear....sure a 4'10", 90lb woman may not fare so well in this...but take a 5'7" or so 120-130lb woman and it's easily done with a little strength training. More often than not women excel in endurance which is really what is tested more in a combat situation. You can take two fighters, one at 130lbs and one at 200lbs....say the 200lbs can only run 1-2 miles before winded but the 130lb guy can run 5-7 at the same pace....my money would be on the lighter guy.