I agree with some of what you say, transgender issues should not be dealt with surgically, ever. Nor do I agree with cosmetic plastic surgery, steroids for muscle building, vaginal surgery to match to some imposed ideal???? What kind of world makes people so insecure that they feel they need to, or encourages it either commercially or through the NHS? I think economic/ recruitment issues brought women into the workplace/ armed forces. Society can not afford not to employ 50 per cent of its workforce. Recruitment of suitable men drove infantry joining standards down. Nothing to do with women. They are still under recruiting, so they want to bring in women. The much vaunted standards for joining , whilst always high have in reality been fairly elastic over the years. Press ups, pull ups etc to the bleep I think are relatively recent. The points system recently introduced is a subtle change to the standard. A recruit passing in 1980/1990/2000 etc may have failed today. Expediency and recruitment standards go hand in hand. So if high 'gender neutral' standards were brought in, I'm not sure it would be the end if the world as we know it. The standards need to be high enough for the job. I don't think it is driven by the PC lefty brigade, or the caviar munching officer brigade. The countries that have accepted front line women most easily, are the countries where equality is most embedded in their societies and they tend to be less class ridden also. We are a long way behind them unfortunately. The safe space idea is a bit silly really. But people should be free to debate, exercise, work, play, anywhere without being ridiculed or subjected to abuse of any kind. Just basic common sense really. And basic respect.