Theodore Drew

Theodore Drew
Part B
One of the aims of military training is to breakdown the idiosyncrasies of the
individual and forms a homogenous group. How then can one expect women to feel
genuinely included in this process when they wear different uniforms from men, have
different grooming standards and are held to a different physical standard? Equity in
terms of membership in the military has meant that despite your background, you are
equally worthless as everyone else. Having gone through the same training, earning
the same rank and performing the same role as anyone else in the organization why
should a woman not be honoured by being allowed to wear the same uniform as
everyone else? Furthermore, if women’s physicality as a gender hasn’t prevented
them volunteering the same service as men why don’t we hold men and women to
the same physical standard?