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  •  If there is another draft and women are approved (0+ / 0-)

    for combat, they will likewise relinquish their right to control their bodies from the age of 18 on (selective service registration is still required for males). And I doubt it's just men (soldiers actually) who have qualms about that. Most parents would still feel better about their sons being drafted and put in harm's way than their daughters. Remember that in a military draft, you're legally required to sign up on your 18th birthday and after that you're potential cannon fodder. If Americans started seeing young women's bodies blown up by roadside bombs and eviscerated, how would they react? We're conditioned to seeing that happen to male soldiers, but we tend to have a greater sense of horror when it's a woman. Maybe that will change, who knows.

    I never liked you and I always will.

    by Ray Blake on Sun May 17, 2009 at 04:56:56 PM PDT

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    •  agreed - selective service (0+ / 0-)

      hits home every year when I have to counsel young men that they will not qualify for govt based financial aid if they have not registered.

      If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less. - Gen. Eric Shinseki

      by dmitcha on Sun May 17, 2009 at 05:59:12 PM PDT

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