Should women be required to register for the Selective Service System ?
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05-02-2016, 03:07 AM
RE: Should women be required to register for the Selective Service System ?
(05-02-2016 02:45 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  
(05-02-2016 02:24 AM)Heatheness Wrote:  What are you waiting for? They do. Several in this thread alone do including me.

Or are you just flexing your anti-feminist muscle for our benefit in case we forgot.

I suppose I should have clarified -- the first well-known feminist. I know that there are plenty of fair-minded people here, of both genders, and didn't mean to offend any female members here.

For the record, I'm not anti-feminist. Not sure where you got that from ... perhaps you could link a post of mine where I state as much? I'm very much in favor of equal rights ... and responsibilities.

I was not offended and I don't believe I stated such. But why would you single out female members here as being the only ones (feminists) who might be offended? Surely you don't subscribe to the idea that only females are feminist? Many males are feminists as well, here and IRL.

If you would give me a list of these people you consider "well known feminists" I could look them up, maybe they already have made a statement in support of equal draft registry. Do you know for a fact they haven't?

I would link this very post, condescension is a disparaging remark and your use of it in regards to your supposition (I offer "supposition" since you didn't actually quote or link any feminist denial of said draft equality) that feminist do not support draft equality. Unless your snark (the adding of the ... as if you were actually waiting) had some other meaning I am not aware of, if so, please explain.

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05-02-2016, 05:48 AM
RE: Should women be required to register for the Selective Service System ?
(04-02-2016 12:23 PM)yakherder Wrote:  
(04-02-2016 11:15 AM)IamRonan Wrote:  I agree. I don't think drone pilots need to run 3 miles very often. Hobo

I imagine there's enough competition for drone pilot positions that they probably won't be drafting people into them any time soon Tongue

I'd have loved to fly drones. I can fly real planes, and I've been flying R/C for almost 30 years. It would have been nice to get a paycheck for doing it.

Of course they'd probably get pissed if I flew inverted for a hour just to relieve the monotony.....

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05-02-2016, 05:56 AM
RE: Should women be required to register for the Selective Service System ?
(05-02-2016 02:45 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  
(05-02-2016 02:24 AM)Heatheness Wrote:  What are you waiting for? They do. Several in this thread alone do including me.

Or are you just flexing your anti-feminist muscle for our benefit in case we forgot.

I suppose I should have clarified -- the first well-known feminist. I know that there are plenty of fair-minded people here, of both genders, and didn't mean to offend any female members here.

For the record, I'm not anti-feminist. Not sure where you got that from ... perhaps you could link a post of mine where I state as much? I'm very much in favor of equal rights ... and responsibilities.


You know we already have a word for anti-feminist, right? They're called sexists.

Also, you're in favor of gender equality? Great! You are a feminist. Perhaps you should go 'first' and propose female registration for selective service, or are you not "well-known" enough? Rolleyes

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05-02-2016, 06:07 AM
RE: Should women be required to register for the Selective Service System ?
I learned back in 1971 to not discount a person's fighting ability based solely on their gender.
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05-02-2016, 06:15 AM
RE: Should women be required to register for the Selective Service System ?
(05-02-2016 06:07 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  I learned back in 1971 to not discount a person's fighting ability based solely on their gender.

Anybody get a picture of her kicking your ass????

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05-02-2016, 06:42 AM
RE: Should women be required to register for the Selective Service System ?
(05-02-2016 05:48 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  
(04-02-2016 12:23 PM)yakherder Wrote:  I imagine there's enough competition for drone pilot positions that they probably won't be drafting people into them any time soon Tongue

I'd have loved to fly drones. I can fly real planes, and I've been flying R/C for almost 30 years. It would have been nice to get a paycheck for doing it.

Of course they'd probably get pissed if I flew inverted for a hour just to relieve the monotony.....

Like getting paid to play video games. I see them messing around on the bombing range when we train at Fort Drum sometimes. Sometimes we'll even get one designated as air support during our little war games. I imagine the pilots don't get rained on quite as much as we do though Tongue. Heck they're probably not even in the area. Likely at Nellis hitting up the casinos during their lunch break.

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05-02-2016, 06:48 AM
RE: Should women be required to register for the Selective Service System ?
(05-02-2016 06:42 AM)yakherder Wrote:  
(05-02-2016 05:48 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  I'd have loved to fly drones. I can fly real planes, and I've been flying R/C for almost 30 years. It would have been nice to get a paycheck for doing it.

Of course they'd probably get pissed if I flew inverted for a hour just to relieve the monotony.....

Like getting paid to play video games. I see them messing around on the bombing range when we train at Fort Drum sometimes. Sometimes we'll even get one designated as air support during our little war games. I imagine the pilots don't get rained on quite as much as we do though Tongue. Heck they're probably not even in the area. Likely at Nellis hitting up the casinos during their lunch break.

I'd have fun doing design work too.... I've got one delta that I came up with that is completely indestructible in the air (to itself) with a 30 inch wingspan - that the thickest part of the wing is under .195 inch... (5 mm). Fast as shit, and hyper-maneuverable...

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05-02-2016, 07:38 AM
RE: Should women be required to register for the Selective Service System ?
(05-02-2016 12:13 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  
(02-02-2016 08:02 PM)I Am Wrote:  No one should have to register.

Agreed.

That being said, is there some reason why not having a penis disqualifies one from serving their country? Consider

Nope. But forced service is slavery, and pursuing gender equality in a human rights violation seems odd to me. As a protest, as a tactic to work against the draft generally I would be okay with it.
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05-02-2016, 07:52 AM
RE: Should women be required to register for the Selective Service System ?
(05-02-2016 07:38 AM)I Am Wrote:  
(05-02-2016 12:13 AM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  Agreed.

That being said, is there some reason why not having a penis disqualifies one from serving their country? Consider

Nope. But forced service is slavery, and pursuing gender equality in a human rights violation seems odd to me. As a protest, as a tactic to work against the draft generally I would be okay with it.


Slavery is far too strong of a word I think. You can decide not to register, but then you simply don't get access to federal loans for higher education or access to federal government jobs. But if neither of those things are enticing trade-offs for you, then don't register. Likewise, the draft is supposed to be a last resort during a war. At least that's how the system is intended to work, a deceleration of war would require authorization by Congress, a body of politicians obstinately there to represent the people, including those eligible to be drafted. Also anyone old enough to be drafted is old enough to vote, including for said Congress members who would vote on a deceleration of war or instituting a draft.

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05-02-2016, 07:58 AM
RE: Should women be required to register for the Selective Service System ?
Ethical arguments aside, there are (or at least were) legitimate reasons to the draft. It's just that most of them are obsolete now.

It's a profession with a lot of unique skill sets. You can't just grab an inexperienced person with no interest and make them a good soldier any more than you can grab someone who hates computers and turn them into a programmer in a few weeks.

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