Simply including more women at organizations without addressing underlying power structures and practices does little good. Representation isn't synonymous with change.
Deeper levels of comprehension are needed to understand the embedded inequalities and misconducts in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Canadians' indifference to their military isn't so surprising. Almost every military conflict has raised serious questions, and spurred divisive debate, about Canadian unity and independence.
The Canadian Armed Forces has called for women to make up 25 per cent of its ranks by 2026. Attracting and retaining female recruits will require better gender awareness in the military at all levels.