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Selective service for women?

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posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:00 AM
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Is it time?
A man cannot vote if he does not sign up for selective service.
A woman can.
A woman can be a politician.
A woman can be president.

True equality is true equality right?

Yeah, i know most women would not be able to preform the physical demands of combat.
But should that exclude them from support roles?

And before anyone goes off on me for not including my own family I will point out that I have a seventeen year old daughter in her junior year of high school.

What say you?
Should women be eligible for the draft?




posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22
should those who "identify" as women be exempt?
IMO women should have to register



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:03 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

I think it is an old fashioned system that enforces selective services before allowing the vote.

I also think that many women would be fine with the physical demands of combat, despite biological differences they can excel in this field.

I'm all for equality. However, maybe it's time to give a little, tip the scales in their favour, to show we understand that the last few centuries have been hard on them!

Although, rampant angry femenism kills this thought of mine quickly.



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:05 AM
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a reply to: and14263

No.. A 140lbs woman can't carry the equipment needed.



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: shooterbrody

That's a completely different can of worms.



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:07 AM
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Past due, if we want to discuss eqaulity this must be part of the discussion, can't just push eqaulity for the things you like.



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:09 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: and14263

No.. A 140lbs woman can't carry the equipment needed.

Wow, really? What are they carrying and what does it weigh?

And this is for ALL combat scenarios correct? No deviations in the kit??



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:09 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Warfare on the ground is practically dead for the U.S. The idea of a draft (and selective service) is very outdated, so maybe the U.S. should remove selective service for men as well.



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:17 AM
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originally posted by: and14263

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: and14263

No.. A 140lbs woman can't carry the equipment needed.

Wow, really? What are they carrying and what does it weigh?

And this is for ALL combat scenarios correct? No deviations in the kit??



Their protective armor alone weighs close to 30 lbs.
It's not uncommon for troops to carry 100lbs in the field.

Their gear varies of course.
The Navy doesn't carry a pack like a marine.
Neither does air force.
edit on 13-2-2020 by Bluntone22 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

Im not opposed to removing selective service.
But as it stands today women get a free pass.



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:19 AM
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like Israel...?



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

This is your statement. Which I am sure is accurate but I would prefer to see an official source to back up your comment.

Also, this kit is standard right? It is the same for every post? No deviations in the kit?

Interceptor body armour weighs 16.4lb. Source



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:21 AM
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originally posted by: Plotus
like Israel...?


No.
Israel makes every able bodied citizen serve 2 years if I remember correctly.

Im just talking about draft eligibility



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

I say it's high time for equality! Selective service for men only should be completely abolished, and men should be able to voluntarily enlist in the military if they want to, just like women can.



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:21 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: and14263

No.. A 140lbs woman can't carry the equipment needed.


So we should also have a weight limit for those men who can't be drafted/serve? If someone 140lbs can't carry the equipment...



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:21 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: shooterbrody

That's a completely different can of worms.

not really
especially in todays social climate

I agree women get a pass
with the benefits attached to registering I am surprised this has not been challenged in court



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:23 AM
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originally posted by: and14263
a reply to: Bluntone22

This is your statement. Which I am sure is accurate but I would prefer to see an official source to back up your comment.

Also, this kit is standard right? It is the same for every post? No deviations in the kit?

Interceptor body armour weighs 16.4lb. Source


Yes the load varies.
Patrol length, mission, etc...
Could be anywhere in the spectrum.

www.cnas.org...



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:24 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Atsbhct

Im not opposed to removing selective service.
But as it stands today women get a free pass.


Absolutely, but they were also incredibly repressed and seen as second class citizens for most of American history. It takes time for equality to affect all areas of society.



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:24 AM
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originally posted by: Liquesence

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: and14263

No.. A 140lbs woman can't carry the equipment needed.


So we should also have a weight limit for those men who can't be drafted/serve? If someone 140lbs can't carry the equipment...



Even men must pass the physical requirements.
Many don't make it.



posted on Feb, 13 2020 @ 10:27 AM
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originally posted by: Atsbhct

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Atsbhct

Im not opposed to removing selective service.
But as it stands today women get a free pass.


Absolutely, but they were also incredibly repressed and seen as second class citizens for most of American history. It takes time for equality to affect all areas of society.


They only seem to want the benefits for being female and not the burdens.




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