Originally Posted by jame
So when does the ref blow the whistle for an official "time out" in the middle of real combat, to adjust for "different physical standards"?
The key is "different", not "lesser" standards. Women have other physical traits such as overall better hand-eye coordination (important in shooting small arms) and higher general resistance to severe pain (important in all manner of military situations).
In modern combat, it isn't all about upper body strength.