• Hey Ladies. You Wanted Equality, But This?

    Women have had a long struggle for equal rights with their male counterparts. The feminine side has shattered that glass ceiling and come a long way since the “Suffragettes” of old fought for the right to vote.

    Most any occupation is open to women in the 21st century. Two women are running for president of the United States, arguably the most powerful position in the world.

    Women have been a successful part of America’s military for many years now. Recently, women were cleared to serve in combat roles, previously off limits.

    Now that “All’s Fair In Love And War” some top Army and Marine Corps Generals feel that women should be required to sign up for the selective service.

    From Fox News:

    The top Army and Marine Corps generals say they believe all women should have to register for the draft now that combat jobs are open to them. The military service leaders say they will not lower standards to bring women into the more grueling jobs.

    They told the Senate Armed Services Committee that it will take up to three years before the combat posts are fully integrated. Army Gen. Mark Milley and Marine Gen. Robert Neller said women should be included in the requirement to register for the selective service at age 18.

    Politicians have shown reluctance to include women in the draft. Is that a sign of preferential treatment or out and out prejudice? The old saying, be careful what you wish for, comes to mind as women discover their equality might mean shared risk of being drafted into military service.

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