The draft

United States
June 21, 2007 9:30pm CST
Should women be force to register for the draft like their male counterparts, now that they are able to make the military a lifetime career?
4 responses
@laydee (12813)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
It would certainly be difficult for kids to be raised by their dads. Moreover it would be difficult for women to combat since we have motherly hearts. Plus post-war trauma would be very much difficult to deal with. Plus, what if they get raped or something? Anyways, I don't know, maybe it's for they themselves to answer. Here's a joke that could keep things going for now: My friend's wife returned from a tour of duty in the Middle East. To celebrate, he decided to take her out for a night on the town. Proud of her service record, he suggested she wear her uniform. Not only did a patriotic taxi driver refuse to accept money from them, but an appreciative citizen paid for her meal at the restaurant, and the theater manager upgraded their balcony seats to the orchestra. At the end of the evening, my friend turned to his wife. "I still get credit for taking you out, right?"
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• United States
28 Jun 07
Hey Laydee, thanks for your comment, it give us a lot to think about. But we as a people need to think about protecting and caring for our male counterparts as we expect folks to care for and protect us. We see this so vividly in our African American communities. However keeping it light I really enjoyed your joke. great sense of humor.
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@laydee (12813)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
Thank you very much for that comment. Indeed mothers are really needed at home rather than going out to war. In any case, nobody should be out doing a war they don't understand or they are not part of. If I were given any power, I would really send your government to go to that war so that they'll see the impact it has to the families left behind. It's unfair that they push a war but they do not go to it. Instead they draft people. They should have a taste of their own medicine and avoid tearing families apart.
@FSCAries (881)
• United States
22 Jun 07
I don't think women should have to register for the draft. I really don't believe in the draft at all. Forcing people to go and fight in a war they might not even believe in. I know as long as this president is in office, I wouldn't want to have anything to do with the service.
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@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
22 Jun 07
Hmm...I think the women that were fighting to be able to fight in the army and fighting for those rights should have to be in the draft, yes. But not for those of us who don't really care whether woman fight in the army or not.
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@ozkid92 (550)
• United States
22 Jun 07
absolutely! this is on a subject ive always wondered about. women always want equal rights to men, and have been fighting for it for years. but when it comes to drafts or dangerous jobs, they dont want equality! if we can vote you can vote. if we can own land you can own land. if we have to fight for the country, you have to fight for the country!