Two military leaders testified yesterday that women should sign up for the draft — though the draft is mostly symbolic these days.
Women were recently cleared for combat duty in all armed services, though that was largely symbolic, as well, because women had been fighting in combat all along.
“Now that the restrictions that exempted women from [combat jobs] don’t exist, then you’re a citizen of a United States. It doesn’t mean you’re going to serve, but you go register.” — Gen. Robert B. Neller, Marine Corps commandant
I do not see the ability to join the military forces as a large step toward women’s freedom and equality but that’s mostly my ambivalence about the need for military forces. But if we say we’re equal, isn’t this a natural step toward that? I will cheerfully entertain your comments.
And thanks, Leftover, for the link.