Do feminists even exist anymore? You'd think in this day and age that a ridiculous cause such as that would have died out. I'm probably going to catch a lot of flak for that statement should any of my readers be down with feminism, but I promise if you keep reading I might make you think twice.
So, my guess is that feminists today probably advocate for allowing women to be in combat roles in the military. They should be afforded the same opportunity as any man, right? Because a woman who is dedicated enough can be just as good a trained killer as any asshole man, right? Okay, I'll buy that. You're right. Any woman with the drive and perseverance can be just as good as a man in any role, even killing. Here's where this might get a little hairy for you though.
If you want women to be allowed in combat, and you want women to be held to the same standard of equality to men, then logically women should be made to register for the draft.
Yes, every woman in this country should be made to register for the draft when she turns 18. Why not? Every male American citizen has to register, so why not women? And yes, feminists, that means you, too. If you're between the ages of 18-35, you should also be eligible to be drafted, just like every man.
"Woah, woah, Jack. That's a bit much." Why? Is it because it's a lot harder to train the average woman to be a stone-cold-killer, honed to physical perfection, than it is to train a man? Or is it because people generally don't want to force young women off to die?
You're just going to have to face facts: women are treated differently in society. You're held to a completely different standard. No woman in this country is expected to go die for it should the need arise, but every able-bodied man is. I've got a son and a daughter. I know that one day, my son will have to register for the draft and my daughter never will. And you know what? I'm okay with that.
That might sound awful, but it's not. It's not that I value my son's life less than my daughter's. I love him as much as I love her. But he's my son, and he'll grow into a man. Every man has a duty to his country, and in a free society, the men of that society may be called upon to fight for it. Do I want my daughter--small and fragile--to be forced to go off to war and potentially die? Hell no. Maybe she'll become some hard core killing machine, but she's pretty girly. She doesn't even like playing in mud.
And you know what? That's okay. I'm a man, and I've got a soft spot for women. I don't like to see women beaten or brutalized, and I certainly wouldn't be able to handle my precious little daughter being forcibly subjected to that.
News flash, feminists: gender differences are okay. If you want true equality in this country, then advocate for all women to be included in the draft. And don't give me some line of bullshit like, "oh well the draft is immoral even for men, so why would I advocate for something that should be abolished?" Whether or not you agree with the system makes absolutely no difference. That's how the system is, and equality means that everyone is subject to whatever standards the system holds on groups of people.
When feminists advocate for women to be included in the draft, then I will start to believe that they're not completely full of shit. Until then, well, you know what I think about it.