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Women may soon be required to register for Selective Service. How do you feel?

The Senate just passed a $602 billion defense spending bill. In it, among other things, is a requirement for women to register for Selective Service, just like men. The Senate bill still has to be reconciled with the House version, though. And if Obama vetoes it, the Senate may very well override the veto since it already had/has 85 votes in the Senate.

What are your thoughts on it?

My thoughts are that this is going to be a highly unpopular move, but it's the fair thing to do. I do not agree with the societal attitude that if a man dies in combat, it is less tragic than if a woman dies in combat - which seems to be part of the attitude driving the notion that only men should be drafted and not women (society really does not consider all deaths to be equal). I think this is one of those "equality goes both ways" situations. At any rate, it's not like a military draft is going to be reinstated any time soon, so registering for Selective Service is simply going to entail filling out some unpopular paperwork.
Posted by PlanetaryOrbit | Wed Jun 15, 2016, 04:50 PM (84 replies)
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