As a woman I will bluntly say that we are NOT equal to men. When it comes to brains – yes. But physically get real. We cannot equal the upper body strength or endurance when heavy weight is involved. That is why the olympics do not have co-ed races and field events. As women we need to realize we are not all created equally. Some girls are pretty beef cake-ish but they would still not equal a male in his prime in combat. I know a lot of MEN who can’t handle the training so most women are a sure NO! Fairness is not a good reason to put women in these roles. Flying a machine? Sure. I can be more ruthless than many men I know when it comes to protecting my family country or religious beliefs. BUT – I could not withstand torture or physically endure the elements and I know it. The argument that “just because you can’t doesn’t mean other women can’t” will not work. Because I am not gullible or have lived a protected life. It is a fact that women are made differently.