Marine Corps Lagging Behind in True Gender Equality

Not exactly a squared away Smokey.

“Simple solutions for the Marine Corps half-stepping and foot dragging…”

The United States Marine Corps has always lived up to its unofficial motto of First to Fight, yet recent events coming from America’s 911 emergency response force leaves questions and doubts as to just how dedicated the Marine Corps is towards achieving the goals of social engineering, gender equality and political correctness.

Background Symptoms of Gender Inequality…

As recently brought to the attention of the non-active or reservist duty population of the United States (99.6% of the country), the Corps has decided to at least temporarily shelve its decision to move the gender-different physical fitness requirements closer to partial parity.

Women Marines were slated to start as of the beginning of this calender year to successfully execute at least three pull-ups (vice the much less demanding flexed arm hang), but it was discovered that even after almost 3 months worth of a gender-based physical fitness regimen for women attending Marine recruit training, almost half still failed.

Even with the failure of the slight increase in physical strength demands placed on them, women still had the advantage over men.

Doubts If Corps Leadership Truly On Board With Real Gender Equality…


As officially dictated by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, in order for males to attain a perfect score on the pull-up portion of the Physical Fitness Test (PFT), 20 are required. Women – a mere eight.

By any measurable standard, the sizable majority of women Marines will never attain then maintain the minimum strength requirements demanded of their male counterparts.

To acquire true equality, the only true adjustment would be to scrap pull-ups all together. Males and females together must have as the only measurement of upper body strength must be the current standard used for women – starting in the “up” position of a pull-up (with assistance, of course) without one’s chin resting or touching the pull-up bar, one must simply hang on the pull-up bar for 15-70 seconds with their arms are in any degree of angled “flexed arm hang.”

In the name of equality, the question remains of men should still be required to complete the 3-mile run portion of the PFT

Now For REAL Equality…

Only in the recent history of the Corps were women Drill Instructors authorized to wear the venerable Campaign Cover, popularly known to civilians as the “Smokey the Bear Hat.”


For generations of Marines, the Campaign Cover was a decidedly masculine article of clothing.

During the administration of Bill Clinton, gender lines were blurred as women assigned to DI Duty started wearing the Smokey.

Despite the enlightened social engineering administrations of certain Commanders-in-Chief, there are still different requirements and regulations between the genders.


  • There is one uniform set of dress and formal dress trousers, shirt and jackets for women, a totally different set for men.
  • There also exists in Marine clothing regs the allowance for women to wear skirts, panty hose and carry a purse. There exists no equality for the men.
Achtung, baby. The German Hair Force in the attack mode.
Achtung, baby. The German Hair Force in the attack mode.

Grooming and Appearance Rules Remain Unfair…

Per Marine Corps Order P1020.34 (Uniform Regulations), Women Marines may wear make-up and fingernail polish within the standards enclosed therein. Men cannot.

As long as they comply with the standards while on-duty, women Marines may also grow their hair as long as they so desire. Men cannot.

Women also may wear their hair in the “corn rows” style. Men cannot.

Even if they be the cheap Wal-Mart type, women are also allowed to wear hair extensions.

Wait for it … men cannot.

One thought on “Marine Corps Lagging Behind in True Gender Equality

  1. Obviously, you are a mere civilian and will, therefore, see things as a mere civilian. Women and men, no matter what politics, the media, or society demands, will never be equal. It’s simple: Men have penises. Women have vaginas. Men are more physically stronger because men can build muscle at a more rapid pace than women. Women athletes and body builders use supplements and even steroids. This is not their fault. It’s their chemical make-up. Women menstruate. Men do not. Women, are feminine, and because of the fact that they have boobs and hips, their uniforms must be made to accommodate those feminine features. Yes, female Marines can have long hair. As long as it is properly slicked back in a severe bun while in uniform, that is what matters. Women with short hair must have their hair neatly groomed and the hairline must not touch the uniform’s collar. Women can wear their hair in corn rows because braids have less chance of having fly-aways. Women can wear weave in their hair so that they may be able to put their hair back in a bun. They must maintain proper military appearance in uniform at all times. Same goes for men. Although they cannot have long hair, they are required to be clean shaven and well groomed at all times. If my Marine Corps looked the way you civilians want it to look, it wouldn’t be called the nation’s most elite fighting force. Take your political correctness and shove it up where it belongs– your a@@hole

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