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I also would like to see the candidates consider that modern technology virtually eliminates the "need" for a draft to ever occur again
Originally posted by nunya13
With that said, I do believe women to be sensitive creatures and more prone to being traumatized when it comes to violence. I just think that we have so many men already coming home with PTSD from what they saw and did over there that to put women in the mix would just make things that much worse.
"I also think hesitation to "kill the enemy" would be more prevalent among women putting others at greater risk. I think men would be more apt to want to protect the women. It's just inherent. Protect the women and children. Speaking of children, can you imagine a woman fighting in a village or city who sees a little baby child on the street?"
Also, imagine what would happen to a captured woman. You think the torturing of male POW's is bad? Just try to picture what would happen to a woman. I am cringing right now. There's also enough worry from are own service men committing brutality against women in the service. There are plenty of cases of this.
Originally posted by Inannamute
I think that if men have to register for something, women should too, but as others suggested, the physical nature of women means that many of us are not suited for combat. That doesn't mean that we couldn't, for example, serve in the Navy, or in all sorts of infrastructure related roles, and in many cases would actually be better at such things than a male counterpart - women are often better at multitasking, and logistic related tasks, which can be very important in any large military operation.
I don't, therefore, see problems with requiring women to sign up for selective service, as long as their positions were correctly implemented to make use of their strengths, rather than focus on our weaknesses.