In the Bay Area, California, a Police & Fire Department Olympics is held each year and a female officer I know competed. She is very fit and openly lauded her placement in her age group and overall group of competitors. I found it interesting and asked how she did against the men who were competing. The response was deafening silence. Just like the global Winter and Summer Olympics, the women of our American police force do not compete against the men in a staged event.
This makes sense, since it would be an obviously unfair competition, dramatically favoring the men. However, these are the exact same men and women who work together on the front lines of our police and fire departments. Avoiding competition between the sexes is a veiled admission that women simply can’t physically compete with men.
And yet, we’re constantly reading about police forces, fire departments, and military divisions reducing the barriers to entry so that women can be placed in the same physically demanding work environment as more capable men. The media lauds the feminist agenda promoting strong, independent women; but, it doesn’t matter how strong they are. Men are always stronger.
Take the recent case of Jessica Wax, who was just allowed to graduate from the fire academy and join the FDNY. She was unable to pass the Functional Skills Training test which every man in the FDNY is required to pass. So, the standards were specifically lowered in order to allow her to graduate.
As you might expect, some FDNY members are angry: “We’re being asked to go into a fire with someone who isn’t 100 percent qualified,” a source said. “Our job is a team effort. If there’s a weak link in the chain, either civilians or our members can die.”
As this one firefighter pointed out, there is significant danger in reducing the strength of the team, turing an already risky job into a potentially very deadly one.
A fraternity is defined as a group of people sharing a common profession or interests or the state or feeling of friendship and mutual support within a group. This is a term often applied to police, fire, and military forces. Also referred to as a brotherhood, fraternities are historically exclusively male, established to cultivate a form of relationship women are unable to replicate among themselves (video).
Fraternal orders of the highest order were designed to leverage the intellect and strength of many men, working together in unison, to achieve great deeds. Think Sparta, America’s Congress, the Freemasons, Skull and Bones, early police and fire departments, and every military branch ever. Men are best suited for serving in a physical capacity, thinking with adrenaline pulsing through their veins, brutally following through on orders designed to keep the peace and save lives.
In these fraternal orders, men were able to be themselves and form unprecedented levels of trust among each other because there was no competition for women within the brotherhood. It was a haven for masculinity, praising strength, instinct, intelligence, and blood.
But, as we have seen time and again, the introduction of women in to these environments has eroded the fraternity from within. The dynamic is altered beyond external control as a result of biological response. Each man is now competing against the other for the woman, whether he acknowledges it or not.
Physiology and Psychology
Inserting women in to a previously male-only environment introduces complexities in the form of sexual competition. When only men exist in an environment, there is a tremendous sense of camaraderie that is created. Competition among the men naturally pushes each man to become a better version of himself. And, because there is no woman to win, nothing is more important to the group than fostering a harmonious environment. Many social experiments (as well as history) have shown how well men bond and work together; and at a level women are incapable of achieving.
But, introduce a female in to that social matrix and the male mind begins to work differently. He may no longer sees his male counterparts as friends and compatriots. They often become direct competition for his single most important biological imperative: sex and reproduction. No amount of new rules or accommodations for gender disparity can overcome our primal biological needs and desires.
Besides the desire for sex, men are naturally inclined to protect women. Thus, when the weak link finds herself in danger, a man will have to grapple with his natural inclination to go out of his way to save/protect her. I say grapple because that sense of duty may be in direct conflict with his greater duty to the force in which he is serving. This creates more “at risk” situations, rather than allowing for complete focus on diffusion of the primary problem situation.
On average, men have 40% more muscle mass than women. Consequently, physically demanding work leaves women trailing behind even comparatively weak men. Female lumberjacks are the exception, not the rule. Additionally, when women attempt to fit in to a male-dominated environment, they tend to take on more masculine qualities. Generally, women involved with police, fire, and military services are highly unattractive. Sporting more masculine features and mannerisms, and wearing ugly (unflattering) outfits, these women generally abandon femininity to better fit in with male peers.
An argument can be made that roles in administrative, intelligence, operational support, etc. are all good uses of a woman’s natural abilities, but front line service is always a bad idea. Besides being flat out dangerous to everyone in the service, it further risks the lives of those who depend on those men whose entire job is to protect everyone around them.
I recently shared some of my thoughts on this topic with a woman and she agreed there are potentially insurmountable issues with inserting women in to a male-dominated environment. But, because of her feminist conditioning, she suggested the creation of female-only groups, thus eliminating the issue of men being distracted and subverted by the women.
My response was this sounded a lot like the Special Olympics. She essentially suggested we take a subset of individuals unable to perform at the same level as the elite, and create a new, artificial environment where these weaker people are able to compete.
While this may work for sporting events that mean nothing, and do not deal with the risk of death, I highly doubt anyone who finds themselves in need of life-saving assistance will be especially comforted by the prospect of being rescued by a “special” team.
This past month, I attended the 4th of July fireworks show at USMA West Point in New York and few things struck me while taking in the extravaganza. There were 1100 new cadets in attendance, and many of them were girls with their hair tied in a tight bun. Why were they allowed to keep their hair, while all the men had shaved heads? I then reflected on the lower physical standards set for these girls, allowing them to perform at a level far below the men (and being cheered on as they did so).
As I let my mind wander to the terrible fate of other historical nations and armies who allowed women in their ranks, the cadet band launched in to a rousing cover of Katy Perry’s Roar. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. The future leaders of our nation’s Army were belting their lungs out to a female empowerment ballad. What the fuck? Not only were they excited, but they actually knew the words! Taking place in front of me, and thousands of onlookers (supporters?), was the abject pussification of our military.
A contributing factor to why America hasn’t actually won a war in decades? Perhaps. Regardless, it was a sad sight indeed, and my national pride took a hit. One can only hope our nation’s leaders come to their senses and acknowledge what has been known for thousands of years: only men belong in the police, fire, or military service.