Friday, March 6, 2015

Tell the government to make Selective Service requirements apply to women too or scrap it all together

Make forced conscription gender neutral or abandon it.
Recently Norway became one the first countries in the world to subject women to the same conscription rules as men. It is time for the United States of America to follow its lead towards more gender neutrality by law. In a society where men and women are considered equal, both should experience equal rights, as well as equal responsibilities. This includes the Selective Service System to be gender neutral.

Moreover, with women no longer being excluded from combat positions since 2013, there is no more ground to exclude women from the Selective Service registration, as women being excluded from combat position was the reasoning in 1981 by the United States Supreme Court when a similar proposal was refuted.

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