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Why must men register for the Selective Service System but not women?

Women can join the army like men, and it seems to me that under equal rights laws that are in place over the US military regarding gender, women would have to register for it as well. Why isn't it required of them? No offence or anything, just wondering.

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I have been saying the same thing for years. Since I was 16 or so. However the reason as to why women do not have to register is because there is no federal law saying women have equal rights. 38 states had to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment by June 30, 1982, and only 35 states did.

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Men and women aren't the same or equal by nature.

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The law treats them as equal and many women do go into the army. This has nothing to do with nature. I'm talking legally, not morally or how women's roles are perceived by the public.
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until the last decade or so women weren't expected to be in the military except as nurses and clerical jobs,women in combat roles wasn't even thought of. the draft hasn't caught up with the times i guess

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Because true equality is legally impractical and a large part of human rights legislation is just passed to make politicians look good without actually doing anything productive.

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the draft is intended to fill critical, combat roles in times of war which women have not been allowed to hold. just this past year there has been some changes in which combat roles women can hold. some but not all.

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PUH-Lease! I don't even think N.O.W. cares about this issue. You want a chance to go get killed or maimed or suffer PTSD? Then enlist! Don't let a minor thing like selective service only for males stop you! (Still, if there is ever a chance that the US starts the draft up again for some quagmire and you manage to convince Uncle Sam to draft the ladies, instead of hearing me chant "Hell no, I won't go!" I'll start singing "Sisters are doing it for themselves" and chanting "You've come a long way baby" The good news? There are dudes with kinks just a little more outré than mine, and are incredibly turned on by gals with artificial limbs or even gals with NO limbs at all! Sexy huh?)

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