Equality? Women Sue Police Dept Over Physical Requirements
There’s one great truth about feminism coming out over the past few years: when they said they were fighting for equality, they didn’t mean what you thought they meant.
Maybe a long time ago, it was different. Women had a legitimate beef. They were denied the right to vote, they weren’t protected by the law, and they were unfairly discriminated against in the workplace. None of that remains true in 2015, though, and the movement is stronger and more vociferous than it has ever been.
Consider a group of 12 female police officers in Colorado Springs. When they were asked to pass the same physical requirement tests required for male officers – 52 push-ups and 45 sit-ups in four minutes, plus two running tests – they all failed.
But get this? They weren’t fired. They weren’t even suspended. The CSPD put the women on desk duty, presumably until they could get themselves into fighting shape. Instead of hitting the gym, though, the women hired a lawyer.
Now the case is headed to federal court, and the women have been allowed to go back to their usual duties until a judgment has been rendered.
“I very firmly stand behind physical fitness tests for our officers,” said CSPD Chief Pete Carey. “I think what I’m asking them to do is fair and my hope is a federal judge also agrees with this.”
Well, the problem is that feminists (and those who still think there’s a battle of gender equality to be fought and won, regardless of what they call themselves) have a different working definition of “fair.” Is it “fair” that women are, by and large, not physically capable of certain things that men, by and large, are? Well, if you’re the type of person who gets angry at the sun and spends a lot of time wishing for things like world peace, you probably don’t think it’s fair. If you are the type of person who accepts things as they are, you might wonder what could possibly be fairer than a test that counts only the result.
What we’ve got here – and feminists are in the same boat as every other minority crying about their oppression in the U.S. – is a generation of Americans who want to blame the system for their own boring, dismal lives. They’ve grown up watching movies about real heroes, and they are desperate to do something more substantial with their time on the planet than checking Facebook. And that’s admirable. But they’ve fallen prey to a poisonous philosophy that no longer has a practical purpose in today’s United States. That would be sad in the abstract, but it’s hard to feel much sympathy when they’re doing so much damage to our country.