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Last edited at 8:43PM on 1/29/2014
Don't look at it as a predisposed discrimination against women. If you go there mentally then you have missed the fundamental construct of a cohesive combat team. Everything Seals do is steeped in trust. Every team member must agree on accepting a new applicant to the Team. The choice they make is one of life or death. It is a choice that is not taken lightly. If a candidate makes it through buds they have demonstrated their physical and mental strength. Then the training begins...and it only gets worse from there. As a woman, which team would instill more confidence in your ability to survive a direct action engagement? You with eleven male Seals or you with eleven females? For me, I want to be able to carry the weight of each man in the team if need be (leave no man behind- not even his body). When you look at it from that perspective it gives you insight as to why NavSpecWarGrou doesn't solicit female candidates because it can't work any more than a woman can play football on the highest professional level in the Superbowl. Every time the Seals are tasked with a direct action assignment or a recon/snatch and grab of a high value target it is because they are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Every mission is the equivalent of a Super Bowl contest to the seals.
People not wanting to change stereotype gender specific roles. Consideration of risk factors/accommodations Etc. in placing women in certain environments and hostile situations or primarily among males as team members and enemies Etc. The military has come a long way and continues to do so in counting females among it's ranks in a variety of fields, maybe in more time such opportunities will be available. Don't listen to people who say it isn't ever a possibility cause the future is unwritten.
It requires training to a higher level than most women can achieve. Their lives are at stake. Just look at the difference in times men and women run distance races, how far they jump , how much they can lift. That's why most Olympic sports have separate men and women's events.