Monday, December 29, 2014
FDNY Drops Physical Fitness Test Requirement to Boost Female Hire Rate - Christine Rousselle
Will we soon consider hiring lifeguards who can't swim well?...
Christine Rousselle offers her opinion at Townhall.com:
"This, frankly, scares me. If I were trapped in a burning building, I wouldn't care if the person tasked with saving me were a man, a woman, or a genderless robot--my main concern would be their ability to carry me to safety. It's also highly unlikely that physical fitness tests are the only reason for the disparity of the sex ratio in firefighters. Call me crazy, but if I were a mother with children, I personally wouldn't seek out a job that required me to regularly risk my life and run into a burning building."