Okay something that I have been noticing lately.
Some units allow females to portray males in ranks as long as they can pass "the five foot rule". While this is a good guideline, (especially on the field), I'm seeing some units completely ignore it now to the point where it's blatantly obvious that some of the "soldiers" are women.
There's a CS Cavalry unit that attends some of our local events here that has 1-2 female members and they are very noticeable as ladies in terms of shape, hair, etc. They do nothing to hide their "feminine features", and many times the unit acts more like a Mounted Cowboy Action Shooting Unit than it does cavalry...
There's also a Union Artillery unit around this area that has a couple of females in it, that are very obvious.
And recently I've started seeing some of the infantry units were you can stand a good 25-30 feet away and see "a female in line", it's that obvious.
I guess it's struck me to write this because of a recent article on a battle in the Camp Chase Gazette where out of the 4 photos there, at least two of them showed VERY onvious females in the ranks of combatants.
So why do units try to "accurately" portray a unit when they allow this?...What's the justification?...Laziness?...apathy?...Scared to tell the girlies..."Sorry but you gotta follow the five foot rule", so they won't be sued by some "victimized" female screaming sexual discrimination?
Am I the only one that seems to be noticing this trend?