The push for gender equality in the military just moved one step closer after the House Armed Services Committee approved a measure Wednesday that would require women to register for the military draft.
The current law dictates that all men aged 18 to 26 are required to register for the draft with the Selective Service System. The decision to exclude women dates back to 1981, when the Supreme Court ruled that women would not take part in the draft since they were left out of combat roles as well.
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I bet there are plenty of men wanting this!
Some of us from the old school lament the passing of the days chivalry and such from men toward women.
But that has to give way to the modern and our throughly modern maidens have earned the right to be treated equally in all aspects of American life and that means assuming equal responsibilities and obligations, with the accompanying rights and privileges. Because, you will never have the respect of the men if you don't.
I don't know how much we WANT it, more than it is the only fair solution.
It should include congressman's kids as they seemed to be able to deftly avoid it as they were taking everybody else when I was required to register.
by puddingicecream 7 years ago
All US male citizens are required to register for the military draft when they turn 18. Your thoughts?
by Credence2 2 years ago
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by Holle Abee 7 years ago
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by LiamBean 5 years ago
Should combat roles be opened to women?
by Kassi Garcia 5 years ago
Do you think people convicted of animal should be required to register?I read somewhere that someone suggested a registry for animal abusers, it would be similar to the national sex offender registry. Do you think this is a good idea? What are your thoughts?
by Richard Bivins 8 years ago
Lately, every time I get in the car and turn on the radio I hear a commercial for the selective service informing that males must resister within 30 days of their 18th birthday or face a $250,000 fine, loss of privileges such as a drivers license, getting federal jobs or loans, and even...
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