We think of equality in terms of good and bad, better and worse, weak and powerful. It is none of these. Equality is simply being equal. It cannot be anything other than that, and it can only apply to a single characteristic.
Some thing is either equal across the board for all, or it is not. That is the cruel beauty of equality. It will grind all down in a manner.
The field will be leveled. But it will be filled with all manner of organisms. Or the field will be filled with a single organism, that then grows to various heights and widths. The field will never be filled with one species mowed down to the same height.
That is not equality; that is oppression.