Thursday, January 5, 2017

Adult Women Have the Physical Strength of a 13 Year Old Boy

Today, soon to be ex-President Obama, in an effort to promote women on the front lines in the military, stated that women are just as strong as men. And, people are publicly agreeing with him. Are they stuck in political correctness or have they never actually thought about it?

Let's think about it. An apples-to-apples comparison would be track and field events. Same playing field, same events, same equipment (for the most  part*).

For adults, I used the records of the University of Chicago track team. I compared the women's numbers to men of various ages found that the best match is with 13 year old boys. That's right, the typical college age woman has the physical ability of a 13 year old boy.

The numbers below are from the Harrisburg South Middle School's 8th grade boys track records, and are pretty typical for boys of that age.

The comparison gets even worse the older the boys get. Boy's high school track numbers are routinely better than the women's Olympic records in those events.  Florence Griffith-Joyner, for all her success in the Olympics, would be an also-ran on many boy's high school track teams.

If elite female Olympic athletes (that have had the best training possible) would have trouble competing physically with generic high school boys, how can we expect the typical woman to physically compete with men (including the enemy's men) in the military?

We can't and they won't. No more than a 13 year old boy would be able to physically compete with a grown man in the military.

If anyone suggested that we should induct 13 year old boys into the military and put them on the front lines, they would be laughed out of the room. Yet, isn't that what President Obama is suggesting? That we should induct someone with the physical ability of a 13 year old boy--an 8th grader--and put them in combat situations. Situations where their lack of physical strength will result in death--their own, their fellow soldiers, or both.

Women are physically weaker than men. Not by a little bit, but by a lot. It's not good or bad; it's just the way it is. The physical rigors of combat stress even the strongest of grown men, what will they do to someone that only has the physical strength of an 8th grade boy?

* The equipment used by men can be as much as twice as heavy as that used by women. Hence, I was unable to use the discus or shot put for comparison. I only used events where there was a true apples-to-apples comparison.

University of Chicago Women's track stats:

University of Chicago Men's track stats:

Harrisburg South Middle School 8th grade boys track stats:


  1. Even martial arts dojos, whose owners tend to lean predominately right-wing, have had co-ed training for decades and pretend women can fight. The brainwash unfortunately isn't only a leftist issue. If the right doesn't stand against even the most egregious feminist bullshit (sexual dimorphism denial), then is there any hope in solving issues that aren't that obvious? Why didn't Reagan kick out women from the military? Why didn't the Bushes? Why doesn't Trump do it? Why didn't they at the very least fix the double standards in PT and promotions? The right is as much responsible for trying to keep women happy and pretend they are equal.

    1. My son and daughter BOTH became blackbelts in Karate. They started at the same time with the girl being about two years older than the boy. The girl initially was bigger and quicker. That changed at puberty. Despite being treated and trained the same way, there is absolutely no comparison by age 16. My son could literally physically destroy my daughter in any hand to hand encounter. It's laughable to treat them the same.

  2. In all fairness Obama was probably using himself as the measure of physical strength to compare to women. A 13 year old boy would be comparable.

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