Originally Posted by Warfish
With the caveat that the training and acceptance requirements are appropriate for the work to be done.
I.e. Pissing on something three feet away is not appropriate to the work, but would be a great way to eliminate 100% of women applicants.
Same goes for any position, in any field IMO. I do not support (for example) affirmative action that unequals any given playing field, regardless of the high intentions behind it.
I understand your point but there won't be a pee distance requirement it will be something far more subtle that will be deemed as sexist. Not exactly the same but the police entry level PT test was changed in my state because females were flunking it in droves because they could not climb over a 5' wall. There was talk that it was sexist in that its a known fact that females don't have the same upper body strength as their male counterparts.
The powers that be subsequently affixed a board at the midway point of wall for females to step on for leverage as they climbed over the wall. On one hand you could argue that's dumb as cops may have to climb walls to pursue fleeing suspects OTOH you could argue that wall climbing isn't an essential function of being a cop. My point is it's a slippery slope sometimes as to what is deemed appropriate training toward a given assignment/unit.