I gave you a non-just-female example previously.
Actually, no you didn't. I gave you one, after modifying yours a wee bit. Remember? http://army.ca/forums/threads/125436/post-1481484.html#msg1481484
I get that you didn't like the training and don't think it's of any value. That just tells me you didn't take the training or likely skipped to the test. The web training had plenty of examples that were not just females.
Truth be told? I was in theatre when I did it, and someone who wasn't on the pointy end there came up with some arbitrary date it had to be done by (no idea why, however...). By the time it trickled down to my level, I was just stepping back into Ops after being up for XX hours and completing post-mission *stuff*. I found out this had to be done *ASAP* to meet some dobbers time schedule, so I did it before getting to my rack. All of that considered, I gave it the due attention I felt it was worth at that time. I had bigger and more important fish to fry at that point in time and being 100% swept up and bought into *yet another XYZ program* wasn't even on my list of 'things I really need to care about right now'.
There is going to be some policies that will disproportionately affect women more than men when it comes to the CAF because the gender analysis has always been historically shitty in our organisation catering for the most part to men only because the CAF is predominantly male. The + part adds another element that can include culture, background etc etc
I think someone said it earlier, this might be a beneficial thing at the higher levels. I don't see it being very applicable at the crew/platoon level, to be honest.
You are not going to get the answer you want here. Probably because we aren't explaining it properly and a combination of you not getting it.
Oddly enough, I never said I was asking a question, did I? I am trying to make a point. *If the female cadet raised a question about kit not fitting females right because it is designed for the average male CAF member, then chances are if you asked the NON-average size Males if they have issues with the kit, they also will...and that data can also be added to come up with an even MORE comprehensive solution that takes into account *everyone
who isn't an average size male*. Including females and the short skinny/short stocky males.
Why am I making that point? Because people are saying (you included) *its not just about females* and then looking at an issue (in this case, how kit fits) only as it applies to females. And it should be about males other than average size ones, too.
And I say that because I've served with short guys who had a real problem in the field carrying heavy loads in the standard 82 pattern rucks, carrying a radio and ammo and platoon stores etc etc and had the shit torn out of their sides and lower backs etc. I don't know why this question from the female Ocdt is being regarded as some epiphany; half the guys on my CLC in '93 could tell you *the issued kit doesn't fit everyone so well!* after they were humping pers and platoon kit around for XX days.
Seriously, that's the point. It started out at the first with mostly the intention of light humour at the top of the first page and now...
For now I get the feeling you're just trolling.