But it’s difficult to claim that women are equals in the IDF (even the IDF admits that less than 4 percent of women are in combat positions). Many are in “combat-support” positions that can involve anything from opening the gate of the army base to cleaning guns—and which, by the way, command a lower salary than combat positions. And tellingly, there is only one female general in the entire IDF. 
Gaddafi famously had female bodyguards, but perhaps for very different reasons.
Many muslim countries have female special forces (again prehaps fro very different reasons)