If women who can't even hold a gun steadily is put in the army, then it'll compromise the lives of her team and herself in the process, and they would've died for nothing. We need able women who can adapt to their environments and be able to shoot a gun just as well as men can. By how the draft works, they should also be determined by physical activity. I understand that women are strong, too, but not all are up for the job. If women who can't fend for themselves are forced into the draft, then we are risking the lives of our country, and they would have died without fulfilling the promise of fighting to protect or country. We force women to do this, and we're violating their rights to make a choice.
Quote from the official Supreme Court ruling on the subject: "the argument for registering women was based on considerations of equity, but Congress was entitled, in the exercise of its constitutional powers, to focus on the question of military need, rather than 'equity.'"
Women can make wonderful soldiers and even surpass some male soldiers, but most cannot. That being said, if a women possessed the strength and ability to coincide with the men, I would gladly have her at my back in combat.
I will volunteer to fight any day of the week if my country need me to. But I will never want my girlfriend or wife to be drafted. Imagine you fighting in combat and having the thought of your girlfriend or wife or little sister fighting in another battlefield or maybe dead. If women want to join the military and fight then let them. Don't make them register for draft. I am not questioning a female's abilities.
It's just sad that we've even come to a ridiculous argument such as this. First of all, if men and women go into combat, who the heck do you think is going to stay at home and take care of the children, elderly, widows, orphans, etc.? Second of all, just because men and women are "equal" doesn't mean they are "the same." Duh - all you have to do is look at a man and a woman and see the difference. Women are, by nature, physically weaker than men - yes, there are exceptions. Don't be stupid by trying to use this as evidence. The only people who think women should be in combat are either masculine lesbians who need to prove they are tough, or weak men who don't want to assume their natural role of protector.
Women in general are raised sheltered from the ugliness and babied when faced with adversity. I think women should be allowed to register for the draft, but if women are forced to then you would have women out there who are not fit for combat and more harm would come than good.
Although women have made great strides in equal treatment and better opportunities since the 1970s, the sad reality is that the U.S. government has still not passed an Equal Rights Amendment. Statistics still demonstrate that women typically earn only 75 cents to the dollar that men earn, which represents only a few cents increase in 4 decades of political action. Until Congress can recognize women as equals, they should not have to register for a military draft.
If women can join combat arms they must sign up for the draft. If women want equality it is only fair. This is such a no brainer. Equal rights advocates for women should embrace this notion easily. Daughters .....Prepare for selective service. When this is done I will be accepting of women on a fire team. Otherwise it is discrimination against men.
Females in combat keep saying that they are given the same missions, weapons, armor, and vehicles. Nothing is actually different from a male soldier's experience. Plus, people are saying that women are physically not able to serve, but the military would train the soldiers so they actually fight, the drafting process does implement a test to see if they are fit, and there are other jobs when you are drafted. People also wouldn't have to worry about an entire family serving because Congress doesn't allow family members to be drafted at the same time.
I couldnt imagine having to worry about my wife, daughter, or granddaughter being drafted into a war. Women are not as physically capable as men and would be in danger of being killed or maybe even raped by an enemy soldier. I understand that some women are physically capable but the majority are not. And I'm not trying to be sexist i just want to protect my family but their is no way in hell that i will sit by and let my little girl be forced into a war.
If both men and women were inducted into the draft, then either the physical training for combat would be lowered for women or the majority of women would fail the male requirement test. While there are women who would do better then men, the majority would have to retake the test which takes time and money. If there was a draft, I believe that time would be an issue. If the women couldn't pass then they would probably end up filling the support roles, which forces more males into the frontline as there would probably be too many support units with women joining in. That's not equality. We would want to send our troops as fast as possible. If we lower the standards however, then our males wouldn't achieve their full potential and more dead bodies for us. Also, while married parents would probably be at the bottom of the draft, there still is a chance of them being drafted. I assume a conventional war, without nuclear weapons, would take a lot of people. Once the single men and women were drafted, the parents would be sent to fight. If the parents were sent to fight, who would watch the kids? The kids would grow up not knowing their parents. That is not equality for the children. Another issue is trying to create perfect soldiers. Perfect soldiers always obey without hesitance. If relationships were created in the front-lines, then a soldier's feeling might come in the way of his or her duties. If they don't obey, it could cost an entire unit their lives. There is also the topic of P.O.W. Who knows what would happen if women were sent to P.O.W. Camps? While I'd hate to bring sexual assault into a debate, it still is a factor. Personally, I think it's a privilege to not have to be in a draft and that women should enjoy it. If they really wanted to fight, then they could just sign up. But when the meat grinder gets going and we need soldiers, I'd rather have a man, a loyal brother, to watch my back instead of my girlfriend I met at basic training.
Women have always been required to stay at home, have kids, prepare dinner, and clean the house. If they are required to sign up for the draft and something sporadically happens, who will take care of the chores at home? Where will the kids go if they have them? I'm not saying women aren't strong enough, they definitely are, but they have other responsibilities.
Do we send Mom and Dad to war? World War 2 was supported big time by the women's effort here at home. They can still be great help. We don't need to send them to the front to be just as a great influence to the war. We need to think about that.
Our sports are, and always have been segregated. Women and Men do not compete against each other in the Olympics and the men's records are invariably higher. The fact is men are naturally stronger physically. War, the most deadly sport of all, is no different and should not be trifled with. This isn't an experiment. It's life or death.
Think of the war-hardened veterans you know, maybe your grandpa. Think of the gruffness they have and the personal pain you see glimpses of at times that they try to hide. Think of they way their eyes tear up when they talk about the horrors they have witnessed. Now what if your grandmother was like this as well? Women are naturally nurturers. Men go to war to protect the lives and the liberty of their women and children. This is more than a tradition. This is the way things are for a reason.
Men and women simply have different responsibilities. Men cannot bear children. This wonderful, natural occurrence binds mothers to their children in a way that is different form their fathers. Women's bodies are designed to give life, and Men's bodies are designed to protect it.
Not all equality is a good thing and picking and choosing what women determine as "equal" is wrong. Of course you don't hear an uproar over this though because it is a "bad equality" and women think that they aren't strong enough for this but are strong enough for management positions of our armed forces. Ridiculous, sign em up!
Not only are women not required to register for the draft, they are not permitted to! This is absurd. Equality means all are treated the same, and that includes being subject to being called for military service if needed. Many women have served with great courage and distinction in our military forces.
Women want to be equal it is clear, but registering for the draft is a part of being equal in every aspect to say that women are weak and fragile is not true, I see no reason for men and women not to be equally required to register for the draft. Just because you registered does not mean you will be put into action there is all sorts of medical restrictions that would make being put into action a undue risk to everyone in the unit. There are other jobs that can be taken by these cases that do not require one to be medically fit such as desk jobs and intelligence gathering.
If women are allowed in the military now, and they are just as efficient as men, then it is incredibly unfair.
I firmly believe that women should be allowed to be drafted if men are. (Though I do not believe there should even be a draft in the first place, that is a different argument.) Assuming a draft is necessary, women should in this day and age should be recognized as strong enough both mentally and physically to cope with war. To say that women should not be drafted is to say that we are incapable of taking on the same level of responsibility as men, which is ridiculously backwards. And yes, if it were allowed, I would gladly sign up for the selective service if it meant women would gain the same level of respect as men.
Reverse sexism is no different than reverse racism. Let's burden one group more than another because the stand will be politically seen as okay and it buy the votes of those who benefit. Also, let's have the father of a child have absolutely NO say as to whether his child gets to live or die. Just more of the same sexism.
If all men, and women, are created equal as addressed under the constitution then you have no right to pick and choose. I have seen many women who are much more muscular than some men, I even have a female friend who served and she agrees that women should have to sign up for the draft. Equality should mean EQUALITY no sexist treatment.
Why should a man be the one to give his life for the country? Because that's his job? No, it is Women and Men's job, women are just as good some even better than men in battle they just need the appropriate training as do men. This is one more of the little things that show men that they are stronger and can do something we can't. Those strong Patriotic women that want to help there country cant even register for the draft if they wanted to its despicable and is one more thing to separate the equality of men and women
Woman want equality but it seems only when it benefits them. There are two sides to the coin. If women truly want equality then give it to them without special treatment in all areas of life. Let women pay for the date and open the door for men for a change. No more special treatment for being a female. NONE!
If all males including the ones who arent very strong and weak have to sign up why cant females? Women are strong too and even though all of them may not be as strong as men they can still do other military jobs like computer work. There should be specific standards everyone has to meet in order to register for draft
You are equal or you are not. I bust my hump to be acknowledged as an equal, rules that suggest we are less than that are destructive to those who strive for equality.
If you can fight to the death I can too. If you can be deployed so can I. Etc. If you are worried about the family dynamics, then congrats! You just started walking a mile in the shoes of men whose positions have been taken for granted.
Yes, the choice to enlist and serve in a front line position is not the same as being pushed into the draft. However, as the Pentagon noted, women can be seen fit to serve in the front line. Just because there is a draft doesn't mean that everyone pulled in will be fulfilling a front line position. They could also fill other needed roles in the ranks. Israel utilizes a draft like system, where women also serve, but in the capacity that the military see fit.
If we are to strive for full equality in the USA, then something as pure as serving your country in a time of need, should not be shared by a few, but all.
It is unfair to mandate men to register for the Selective Service when women are now serving in almost all capacities in the Armed Forces. Women have made great strides in being accepted as equals in the military over the last twenty years, most notably finding positions on naval vessels at sea. While there are still a few bastions they have yet to penetrate, female contributions to the armed services are irreplaceable and integral to our operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since it is obvious that women can serve just as well as men, it is reverse discrimination for males to be compelled to register for potential draft, when women are not. Equal rights mean equal responsibilities.
The civil rights activists Susan B Anthony stated, "For any state to make a sex qualification that must ever result in the disfranchisement of one entire half of the people, is to pass a bill of attainder, or, an ex post facto law, and is therefore in violation of the supreme law of the land." Wouldn't this be a violation?
Popular arguments regarding why women shouldn't register is biological reasoning. Who's going to look after the kids? However isn't this being stereotypical by assuming women need to be caregivers at home?
After 80 years of constant promotion and effort towards women's rights, why begin to make limitations?
The definition of equality is being equal in status, rights, and opportunities. Do the men have the opportunity to stay home with his kids, but instead being forced to fight a war they might not want to fight. Saying that women shouldn't be drafted is like saying men are stronger and smarter than women. I as a male would fight for my country if it is in danger. But not because of our government disliking communism.
If men have to sign up for the draft it is wrong to treat women better by not making them sign. Since both men and women can have combat roles then both should sign for the draft. It's not right for women to not have to sign. People talk of equal rights, so make women sign for the draft right along with men.
Women have made great strides in being accepted as equals in the military over the last twenty years, most notably finding positions on naval vessels at sea. While there are still a few bastions they have yet to penetrate, female contributions to the armed services are irreplaceable and integral to our operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since it is obvious that women can serve just as well as men, it is reverse discrimination for males to be compelled to register for potential draft, when women are not. Equal rights mean equal responsibilities.
If you want to say women are equal for somethings but not others, that is being discriminatory. Women are equal to men so thus they should need to register for the draft. It is a take it or leave it. Women are equal and must be put in the draft, or women are unequal, and do not get equal rights like voting.
The military is a traditionally male institution in which violence is promoted. Men do not want women in the military because they fear they would try to prevent violence to the women rather than do their job. Therefore, women should not be required to sign up for the draft.