I am not comfortable with the idea of girls — daughters, mothers, sisters — being forced to go to war.
And it doesn’t have anything to do with being bigoted or sharing last century’s way of thinking.
Usually, writers build to a point, but I think this is simpler than we make it.
If you are a parent of a boy and a girl, just take one minute to ask yourself one question:
Would you have the exact same reaction to the government forcing your son into the military as you would if it forced your daughter into the military?
Under the current administration, I’d have serious problems with any of my kids being forced to serve. But it is undeniable that I would feel differently if it were my daughter rather than one of my sons.
And I think most parents of a son and a daughter would say the same.
Keep in mind this debate is not about women serving in combat. This debate is not about females choosing for themselves they want to enlist in our armed services.
This debate, sparked by HR4350 and its requirement for girls to register for the draft, is about whether America’s little girls should be forced to serve in the military.
Let’s get a couple of things out of the way.
One, if the argument is males have to register for the draft, so females should — perhaps the better solution would simply be getting rid of registering for selective service completely.
Two, while it would take a horrible sequence of events for America to institute a draft, can we really put it past the current administration or leaders in Congress? I mean, really. Can we?
We know Democrats want free college for everyone. Think of people you know in the military, would they all have joined if they could’ve gone to college for free without serving?
While representatives in Congress may say America will never use the draft, again, then why not advocate for eliminating it rather than expanding it?
Now here is where we get to the controversial part, and I say this as someone who has a wife that is taller than them and, quite honestly, stronger than them (in some ways).
Yes, men and women are equal.
No, men and women are not the same.
If you have a problem with biological men competing in women’s sports, you should definitely have a problem with biological females being forced to go to freaking war against other countries that may or may not have women serving in combat.
I mean, as bad as it is, biological women aren’t dying because those biological men are competing in female sports.
The sense I get is what I’m about to say is highly controversial, though it should be common sense:
Girls and boys are different, made differently and have different roles.
Call it what you want — old-fashioned, bigoted, sexist — or, you know, science.
Dudes aren’t giving birth. That isn’t happening, despite what the LGBTQ+ clan wants you to believe.
It is impossible.
Most men’s rooms in America haven’t installed tampoon dispensers.
Again, another difference.
Throughout history, society has prided itself on defending its children and women. Why? Because women bring new life into the world. Women nurture life.
We have withstood a lot of gender-bending in the last decade or two. Under the guise of feminism, we have tricked ourselves into thinking it is wrong to be right — that women are different from men.
And that because we acknowledge the fact that men and women are different, that somehow means they are not equal.
Look, watch an NBA game and then watch a WNBA game. Look up Olympic records for female runners and male runners.
This is not to say ALL men are stronger or faster than ALL women. There are exceptions to every rule. But we should try to live by the rule rather than the exceptions.
Return to the question I asked just a few paragraphs into this story. Would you feel exactly the same if your daughter was forced to join the military as you would if your son were forced to?
In either scenario, I wouldn’t be happy that they were not being able to choose their future, but I know my reaction would be drastically different.
And I believe the boys could indeed be trained and prepared to do what is and was necessary to survive and fight in war.
I don’t even want to imagine my daughter having to try to be trained or prepared for what she would encounter in war.
That doesn’t mean I do not think they’re not equal. I just know that they’re not the same.
If a young lady wants to sign up for the military and does so by her own choice, that’s her call. But compelling our daughters to do so is a huge mistake.
And any father of daughters who votes to require girls to register for the draft has some serious soul-searching to do. Because that is not what a loving father would do for his own daughters, and if he wouldn’t force his own daughters into the military, he certainly shouldn’t be forcing someone else’s.