Nope - read back how many posts start off talking about how weak women let the side down, which end in allusions to tree-hugging etc etcI think rhetoric is getting in the way of joined-up thinking here.
Everyone is equal regardless of creed etc - but that's completely irrelevant!! What I want is for everyone to be selected on their ability to do the job - and the requirements of the job to be laid down in stone and not moved either way to suit some person's agenda.Is it that you really desire everyone to be 'equal' regardless of creed, colour, gender, religon, sexual orientation and ability ?
It's hard enough to get anyone to join and remain, (male or female,) let alone looking for Demi Moore.
The gender question is the only one I'm addressing here, in response to the enormous articles posted on this thread. I get highly pissed off that a system, devised by men (ie senior officers) produces low grade soldiers of both genders - with the women being held up as the worst offenders. So, who recruited, selected and devised the regime under which they were trained? Men!!I wouldn't say that it's the fault of females in the forces that the lads cannot hack it, if indeed they can't, so the gender question is only muddying the waters.
What I suspect might then become apparent is that we will find a lot of men, who are not physically capable of being soldiers, being exposed for the frauds that they are.