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...
They need to be drafted right out of high school ,before they go to college or can get married.
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.
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.
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.....
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.
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.
by puddingicecream 7 years ago
All US male citizens are required to register for the military draft when they turn 18. Your thoughts?
by Stacie L 2 years ago
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