Should we require women to register for the draft? | The Tylt
A legislative amendment that would require American women to register for the draft passed the Senate last year. Democrats mostly support the measure, but several Republicans—including Sen. Ted Cruz—are vocally opposed to letting women enter the draft. Now the law might be shelved for further study. But advocates say we still need the law to help advance gender equality. What do you think?
Should we require women to register for the draft?
Republicans used Hillary Clinton's stance on letting women register for the draft to criticize her record during last year's divisive election.
But others argue this is a move towards parity that's long overdue. Women have served in the military for decades. They shouldn't be exempted from the draft due to their gender. War may not be the goal, but in terms of preparing for it, fair is fair.
The idea may be unpleasant—but supporters say this is about equality.
Some oppose drafting women purely on the basis of gender. They argue female biology can't be discounted and women are just not suited for combat.