Is it just me? Maybe someone with a bit more time or who has heard the whole story can shed light on all the facts because I just heard the briefest outline of the story on Radio 2 while coming to work this morning, and I'm staggered at what I heard. Now I'm not a sexist. Nor am I racist. I believe in equality, but only where it makes sense. The story (as I heard it) was that a woman had won a sexual and racial discrimination case against the MOD because her commander had criticised her for not turning up to drill because she was unable to arrange child care for her child. He had said to her that the Army was a war machine and as such was not a suitable place for a single mother who couldn't find a baby sitter. Ok, he should have said single "parent" and not mother. To singe out her gender was wrong, but lets face it, probably only a slip of the tongue, having a rant without measuring what he was saying first. But should he be taken to court over it? But does she really think missing drill is reasonable? This is the military for crying out loud! (I didn't hear what particular service she was in). It's not Macdonalds or Tesco, it's the military. The people charged with the defence of the realm. With our defence. Do we tell invading forces not to attack today because we're struggling finding cover for some of our kids? I know that all people should be allowed the chance to do all jobs, but come on...if your circumstances don't suit then do something else! We need a military that is there, ready for action, and tougher than the rest. Not one that only turns up when child cover is available and that doesn't get upset when someone tells them what sex they are. Unbelievable.