Thursday, January 24, 2013

Closing Thought: Selective Service for Everybody

A male friend of mine suggested on an email chain that with the Pentagon's lifting the ban on woman serving in combat positions it's time the ladies also register for Selective Service.  All the women on the email agreed with my friend.

So to expand on yesterday's closing thought: Equality means equal opportunity to be drafted into the armed forces, even though the odds of a draft are really, really rare.

Dissenting voice: Ryan Smith, a former Marine infantrymen, isn't as excited about lifting the ban because:
Societal norms are a reality, and their maintenance is important to most members of a society. It is humiliating enough to relieve yourself in front of your male comrades; one can only imagine the humiliation of being forced to relieve yourself in front of the opposite sex.

Glib response: Everyone poops.

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