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Pioneering female Ranger School grad: Lowering fitness standards for women is a bad idea | Military.com

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In an essay posted online Thursday, Capt. Kristen Griest expresses her disagreement on the plans of reverting to separate fitness standards for men and women. According to her, doing so doesn’t just hurt the effectiveness of combat arms units but is a slap to the Army’s women for underestimating their capacity. She also added that this would strengthen the belief that women cannot perform the same job as men, making it harder for them to earn their teammates’ trust and confidence.

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