Our thanks to Mike P for this. In response to the headline, he wrote, ‘No, really?’ An extract:
Winning the right to have combat roles in the elite unit was celebrated as a triumph for equality. [By Britian’s enemies, presumably.]
Top brass offered volunteers a personalised training programme [my emphasis] to ensure they were fully equipped to cope with the famous Green Beret endurance tests they would have to pass to take up arms alongside men in the Royal Marines.
So, no women passed the ‘gruelling course’. Never mind, there’s a nice photo in the piece of women pretending to be commandos, which is almost the same thing.
In the interest of equality, should men have been offered ‘personalised training programmes’? If not, why the double standard?
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