Two US military service chiefs believes that since the Defense Department opened all combat jobs to women that now it’s time for a mandatory military draft for women as well.
Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley and Marine Corps Commander General Robert Neller has both agreed that “all qualified and eligible men and women should register for the draft.”
Army Acting Secretary Patrick Murphy and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus would not openly agree but has said that it should be open for a national debate.
Are these guys just looking for 15 minutes of fame or are they being serious? Were they sitting around one evening talking about how easy women have it and decided that since women demand equal rights then they should be required to fight in wars as well?
This doesn’t make any sense to me. If a woman wants to enlist in the military she has every right to do that. But to turn around and insist that women should now be required to register for a draft is ridiculously insane.
I’m pretty sure this suggestion from these military personnel will not go very far [legislative wise]. However, just the fact that they think this is OK is a bit disturbing.
Given the fact that [young] women are typically smaller framed while men possess more physical strength (generally, certainly not in all cases) why even entertain the thought of sending a 95 lb 18-year-old to operate a 110 lb weapon? Unless, of course, she chooses to do so?
Seeing as to how the opponent would most likely be a man…how is that a far situation?
What about the problems that already plague the US military surrounding sexual assault and abuse against their female counterparts?
So yea, I have a problem with this. A big problem.
So here’s the real solution to the draft issue:
If there aren’t enough soldiers to fight these wars, then go back and reassess the foreign policy. Learn a thing or two from Switzerland and stay outta other folks affairs.
One thing you’re not going to do is use one of my daughters as collateral damage.
What do you think of a mandatory draft for women? Would you allow your daughter, who has no interest in the military, fight in a war against her will?
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Disclaimer *I appreciate the hard work and dedication of all the men and women in the US military. My son plans to enlist in the army in the near future. I have no problem with those who enlist willingly, but I have different feelings when it comes to the draft.
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