Female firefighter Wendy Tapia to get seventh chance to pass FDNY physical test: she is too small and way too weak. But they still made her a firefighter because the city is scared she will sue them. I have pushed very hard for equal rights since 1964 when I sued the school system in Arizona for the right to take boy’s classes, that is, auto shop and wood shop, etc. I won long after I left school but I learned these skills elsewhere. I always followed the exact same rules and regulations as the males doing these things, nothing special.
At work, I did the exact same work as men, I didn’t force the other workers to do double work while I did light stuff, nope. Ladder work, brick work, cement, cutting, hammering, whatever it was, I did it and did it at the same pace as the men. I worked out in gyms in between work to keep fit and trim and strong. This woman is wrecking all my hard work. She will not be able to do half of what the men do and she will be a hazard to them or double their work load since the bosses will assume they have X number of men when actually they will be missing a man in any crew.
This, in turn, endangers the entire crew who will be unable to do proper procedures and will have to take much more dangerous chances to fill her slot while she stands aside and does various small tasks. This happened in various road work crews over the years. You drive by and notice the female usually was flagging traffic while the men did the hard labor.
This sort of goofiness is going on in the military, too. They really expect all the women being coddled to join will die fighting in terrible conditions. They won’t. They will end up hogging the easy positions and double the hazards the men have to take since the generals will count these as ‘fighter’ when they can’t fight very much in any realistic way.
I do fighting for fun. I used to put on full steel armor and spend holidays bashing people on Medieval Battles with sometimes a thousand fighters. Lots of fun. The number of women in armor who actually ran riot and really fought was less than 10% and I was very much one of the 10%. I gave no quarter and asked no quarter and earned my stripes the same way a man had to do this.
Men have something we women don’t have: Testosterone. This is the element that drives men to do heroic deeds. It drives them very hard and evolved to make them able to win territory and female favors and protect children. I have to intellectually drive myself to do things, men do instinctively. The only women who will succeed in areas dominated by males due to the maleness of the work are women willing to change their innate innermost being to be more male.
Now on to the weather: it is warmer on my NY mountain than my old home in Tucson, Arizona, which is in the far southwest. It is cold in northern Mexico, too. No longer is half the nation warm, now it is cold everywhere except the southeast. El Nino strikes again. We have ice on the mountain today. Before the storm, I rigged up the snowplow to the Willy Jeep and tested everything and it was fine.
Then the ice storm came. Turned on the jeep today and nothing. It was broke. We found that the solenoid blew out. So tomorrow, I must slide down the mountain in the other truck and go forth to buy a new one. So much for planning ahead! Typical of life.
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