All-male ground combat teams outperformed their mixed-gender counterparts in nearly every capacity during a recent infantry integration test, Marine Corps officials revealed Thursday.
Data collected during a monthslong experiment showed Marine teams with female members performed at lower overall levels, completed tasks more slowly and fired weapons with less accuracy than their all-male counterparts. In addition, female Marines sustained significantly higher injury rates and demonstrated lower levels of physical performance capacity overall, officials said.
And this is just astonishing:
Supporters of equal opportunity in the military questioned the study’s findings.
“I have questions about the way these experiments were administered,” said Kirsten Gillibrand, the Democrat senator for New York.