Disclaimer: 9 month lurker but first post here and on reddit so I apologize for if the formatting is shit.
Yesterday the Senate passed a bill which is requiring women who turn 18 on or after January 2018 to register for the draft. Frankly it is about time. While I may or may not agree with the draft itself even though I am a military member myself equality is equality. And this is a small step in the right direction for once.
Senator John McCain was quoted saying "The fact is every single leader in this country, both men and women, members of the military leadership, believe that it’s fair since we opened up all aspects of the military to women that they would also be registering for Selective Services." And while it's pretty cut and dry that this was something that needed to happen it is absolutely hilarious sifting through some of these comments from women and men alike. Some of my favorites I've seen so far are as follows.
Let me get this right??? The govt wants to force women to sign up for a possible draft so they can be sent to a country against their will to defend a group of people that treat women worse than a dog. FAT CHANCE!!!!
Right because it's completely okay for men to be forced to do that but women should be allowed to pick and choose.
This is insanity! Women are meant to stay at home and nurture the family not fight half a world away!
This is what happens when you continue to cry about equality. You get both the good and the bad.
The other comments are a mixture of idiots thinking this means the draft will actually be implemented soon and that it's a big government conspiracy.
Lessons learned: All this does is further reinforce TRP theory that women really don't want true equality just in the "cool" stuff. As a member of the military I do not really believe there is a place for women in the actual war fighting MOS's but fair is fair and there are plenty of behind the lines type jobs they can fill.
Edit: I do not agree with the draft. last time it was used the correct way was WW2. But I think that this is the first step in its abolishment. Because once pretty little girls are at risk of being sent off to war more people will care and call for the end of the draft.