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Women to Register and subject to the Draft per Defense Secy. Carter?

  1. Credence2 profile image85
    Credence2posted 16 months ago

    This is a hot one, from the Defense.com website. How do you all think about this?

    1. Is it long overdue as part of the drive to have true equality of opportunity within our Armed Forces regardless of gender.

    2. Or is it, as the Navy Seals and other highly elite military units say, just more P.C. in an environment where women would bring down effectiveness.

    All guess we all knew that this day would come...

    1. Live to Learn profile image82
      Live to Learnposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      Long overdue. Equality has its obligations.

      1. Credence2 profile image85
        Credence2posted 16 months ago in reply to this

        We are on the same page, here, L to L, thanks.....

  2. tirelesstraveler profile image88
    tirelesstravelerposted 16 months ago

    They need to be drafted right out of high school ,before they go to college or can get married.

    1. Live to Learn profile image82
      Live to Learnposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      Since we aren't currently drafting anyone I don't think it is a concern. I would think, in time of war, although women are registered we would certainly take into account parental status. I can't see anyone advocating a nation of foster kids simply to include mothers on the front lines.

  3. Kathleen Cochran profile image85
    Kathleen Cochranposted 16 months ago

    As the wife of a former airborne/ranger, I can testify that is what they always say (blacks, homosexuals, women).  It never proves to be true.  If the military lowers the standards to qualify women, that is their own mistake and PC-ness.  Stick to your standards and let the results speak for themselves.

    1. Credence2 profile image85
      Credence2posted 16 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Kathleen

      A fair way would be not to lower standards, but check to insure that standards in place have a direct correlation to successful and effective job performance. While their may be fewer  women that can meet the physical qualifications for being a firefighter, there are always some that can. We must avoid blanket prohibitions against people, assuming that they are automatically ineligible because of gender or anything else not relevant to job performance.

      again, thanks for weighing in.....

  4. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 16 months ago

    The are not lowering standards, they are allowing women to take the test and requiring they be admitted if they pass.

    My instinct would be to abolish the draft, but so long as it exists it should be for all able-bodied citizens.

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image85
      Kathleen Cochranposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      Women in the military fill so many vital roles in today's fighting force, can't see why they shouldn't register for the draft.  Our volunteer armed services have been successful for more than 40 years.  Can't imagine going back to forced service.

 
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