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Debate Score:35
Arguments:28
Total Votes:44
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Should Women Be Drafted into the Military?

Should women feel the same pressure to join the army that men do? Should they be drafted against their will?

Yes

Side Score: 18
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No

Side Score: 17
3 points

The draft is no longer being used, but in the event that it would be used I say yes because I believe in equal rights for women. This includes the right to defend the country.

4 years ago | Side: yes
1 point

To the contrary, conscription is only needed by the act of Congress and the Signature of the President of the United States. A draft is only temporary discontinued.

The Selective Service System remains in place as a contingency plan; men between the ages of 18 and 25 are required to register so that a draft can be readily resumed if needed.

In 1980, Congress re-instated the requirement that young men register with the Selective Service System. At that time it was required that all males, born on or after January 1, 1960 register with the Selective Service System.

4 years ago | Side: No
wolfbite(428) Disputed
1 point

Right, but right now it is not being used.

Yep, I was unaware of that a few months ago but in I had to sign up in order to be accepted into college. However, I do have an issue with the fact that it does not apply to women. There is no reason why a female of good physical health should not be treated the same as a man who is in good physical health.

4 years ago | Side: No
sarawally(16) Disputed
1 point

Not drafting women doesn't mean taking away their right to defend their country, just not making it mandatory.

2 years ago | Side: No

The Supreme Court upheld the act, stating that Congress's "decision to exempt women from a draft was not the accidental byproduct of a traditional way of thinking about women.

HOWEVER, I don't a damn what they think.

If the military is voluntary, then women should be drafted, yet if a draft is mandated, then it is not voluntary; however, women should still be drafted as well as fight in the front lines.

4 years ago | Side: yes

Hell yes. Imagine the fear the enemy would have, women with guns running toward you. A whole unit with PMS would be unstoppable. Finally a war the USA could win.

4 years ago | Side: yes
Iblis(60) Disputed
0 points

What are you talking about?! Weve won every war weve ever fought in Thewayitis657. Are you retarted. Serioudly, read the top left response people.

3 years ago | Side: No
Thewayitis(3410) Disputed
2 points

If you call Vietnam, Korean, Iraq and Afghanistan all as wins then I concur. I don't call running from the enemy a win, ran all the way home in two of these. The latter will join the ranks of them in do time.

3 years ago | Side: yes

Yes. But maybe it would be proper for them to concentrate on the medical divisions in the military. I think they will be more productive there since they have a physical disadvantage among men in the battle field.

1 year ago | Side: Yes
0 points

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272 days ago | Side: Yes
2 points

I had to argue that women should not be allowed in combat for a class and this was my main article. It is really informative actually, y'all should all look at it. I don't believe everything said in it, but it is still really good :)

Supporting Evidence: Why Women should Not be Allowed in Combat (www.fireandknowledge.org)
2 years ago | Side: No
1 point

If you are talking about the U.S. we do not have a draft. No one joins against their will. The U.S. has the best trained all volunteer military in the world and a draft would only hurt the military at this point. should women join absolutely.

4 years ago | Side: No
1 point

To the contrary, conscription is only needed by the act of Congress and the Signature of the President of the United States. A draft is only temporary discontinued.

The Selective Service System remains in place as a contingency plan; men between the ages of 18 and 25 are required to register so that a draft can be readily resumed if needed.

In 1980, Congress re-instated the requirement that young men register with the Selective Service System. At that time it was required that all males, born on or after January 1, 1960 register with the Selective Service System.

4 years ago | Side: yes
1 point

So the question should be " should woman be required to sign up for selective service?"

4 years ago | Side: yes
USAFACadet(2) Disputed
1 point

When you turn 18, you are required to sign up for the draft, so that in a time of war, the nation will have a steady stream of fresh soldiers. We do not currently have an ACTIVE draft, but we have a draft in place none the less

1 year ago | Side: No

Without women, we'd eventually have no men to draft into the wars. I'd put much more faith in an army of men than an army of PMS-driven females.

4 years ago | Side: No
1 point

No, most girls between 18 and 25 could not do it. Don't try and say otherwise because you know its true. They would be court marshalled for insubordination or get a shitty job counting bullets or something.

3 years ago | Side: No
AREKKUSU(269) Disputed
0 points

That's a very sexist atitude. There is no proof that girls can't work just a well boys.

2 years ago | Side: yes
holyzeitler Disputed
0 points

Don't kid yourself. While im sure a small minority of girls would be capable of "working just as well as boys", the vast vast majority of girls neither have the capacity or interest in maintaining weaponry, bench pressing, and sparring with bayonets. Its not how nature works, accept it, embrace it, etc.

2 years ago | Side: No

Nobody should be drafted into the military. It should only be a choice to give your life, not a federal order.

2 years ago | Side: No
1 point

I don't think so. Not because they need to be protected, but someone needs to run the country if all the men are forced to fight. We've done it before you know.

Though of course I'm against a draft.

258 days ago | Side: No
0 points

What people don't seem to recognize is that in order to win a war, you must have steady supply of young soldiers. The majority of women need to continue to produce offspring to maintain the countries future.

Also, women who volunteer have made the self determined decision to join the military, which is rare compared to the great majority of women, who have no desire or interest. Imagine how many men hate the thought of being drafted into the militarily, imagine if 18 year old American girls were drafted! The whole concept is preposterous. Equality can only go so far before we have to face the fact that women and men are different and serve different roles.

2 years ago | Side: No


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