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Dr.TurkeyBaster
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should women have to register for the draft at 18?

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Dr.TurkeyBaster
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/20/2015 Category: People
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Dr.TurkeyBaster

Pro

Women absolutely should have to register for the draft at age 18. Recently, women have been given opportunities for all combat positions in the armed forces.
Feminists claim to want women to be treated as equal to men, therefore they should have to register for the draft at age 18 like men do.
Debate_King1475

Con

You make the assumption that since the women's rights social movement has gained popularity that this social movement applies to the army. At its core, the army is very violent and fight driven. This role of fighting is best to be given to a man. They are more equipped to battle based off of our very biology and survival instinct. Men are more adept to fighting. We should use this to maximize the efficiency of our army by having a stronger army out in battle. I am not forbidding women from joining the army because they have the freedom to do so but by our very biology we should take advantage of the fact the men are biologically stronger and are more suitable for war, which is why women should not be forced into the army. One other thing. You mentioned feminism but that does not pertain to the army. That pertains to social movements so that isn't very relevant to this debate.
Debate Round No. 1
Dr.TurkeyBaster

Pro

Clearly the government partly disagrees with you, because if they thought what you did, then all combat jobs wouldn't be open to women. Regardless of if men are stronger, women can fight as well. During WWII, the role women had was building things and carrying on the jobs that the men left behind. Women can handle themselves, just like men. Women have proven that they can function without men, such as during WWII. Women could handle fighting alongside men, and have already proven that. Though I am not at all a feminist, women should be treated as equals in the sense that they should be drafted for service in the army.
Debate_King1475

Con

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