Australia has gradually got over the idea that women are not as capable in some jobs as men, the simple mantra “you can’t do this because you’re a women, you can do this because you’re a man” is outdated.
However there still remains some resistance to gender equality, particularly in the military. CPD contributor Eva Cox was on ABC Radio recently to discuss the prospects of women in the front lines of our armed forces.
Elite units such as the SAS should “make use of the best talents, it doesn’t matter whether they are male or female”. Eva argues that the biggest barrier to equal participation is cultural, not legal or physical, however she remains confident that with good leadership and tactful handling, change will come a lot faster.
Listen to the full interview with Eva on ABC 936 Hobart here