The student news site of Ada High School

The Cougar Call

Filed under News, Showcase

Women may be required to register for the draft

Women+may+soon+be+required+to+enter+the+draft.
Women may soon be required to enter the draft.

Women may soon be required to enter the draft.

Photo by STAFF SGT. SHAWN WEISMILLER

Photo by STAFF SGT. SHAWN WEISMILLER

Women may soon be required to enter the draft.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






For a long time, women everywhere have advocated for equal rights and equal pay on all levels. Their newest equal rights may soon include draft equality.

According to the New York Times, as of Tuesday, Jun. 7, 2016, the senate passed an expansive military bill which would require all women turning 18 on or after Jan. 1, 2018 to register for the draft. The bill will now go to the house of representatives, and if approved, on to the executive branch which has the power to veto.

The draft is a system in which all able men can be required to be deployed in times of need. The draft was ended in 1973, when the United States switched to an all voluntary military force. Since then, it seems highly unlikely that the draft will ever become active again, but we still must require people to register “just in case.”

Failure to register for the draft could result in loss of federal aid, and is a felony punishable by a fine of up to $250,000.

Should women be required to register for the draft?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

The bill has a divided audience amongst both male and female demographics. Those who oppose the movement argue that it will be ditching traditional conservative values, meaning the man should fight and the woman should stay home. Those who support it argue that it will be a great step forward in gender equality. Some supporters are actually hoping for the bill to stop gender equality advocates from furthering their fight for equal rights.

Dixie Redman, Sophomore is not an enthusiastic supporter of this new bill.

“I feel that no one should be forced into military labor; if you’re willing to sacrifice your well-being and labor, then you should, but no one should have to,” said Redman.

The Selective Service System features a link for men to register for the draft.  If passed, a registration link for will be added. President Donald Trump has yet to comment on the issue, nor does his website reference the draft.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

1 Comment

One Response to “Women may be required to register for the draft”

  1. Marina Hernandez on April 30th, 2017 7:21 pm

    Women have wanted equal rights for a long time so we should be required to do the same things as men. We can’t pick and choose where we’re treated equal. However, I agree that no one should be forced into military service.

    [Reply]

The Cougar Call intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. The Cougar Call does not allow anonymous comments, and The Cougar Call requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Women may be required to register for the draft

    News

    Special Education brings home the gold

  • Women may be required to register for the draft

    News

    Journalism staff journeys to competition

  • Women may be required to register for the draft

    News

    Education budget crisis affects local schools

  • Women may be required to register for the draft

    News

    OU Alumni J.C. Watts brings encouraging message to Ada High students

  • Women may be required to register for the draft

    News

    Princesses will reign over Ada

  • Women may be required to register for the draft

    News

    Ada High School student publishes children’s book

  • Women may be required to register for the draft

    News

    Ada High takes on first Ethics Bowl

  • Women may be required to register for the draft

    News

    Ada High participates in mock job interviews

  • Women may be required to register for the draft

    Multimedia Packages

    Ada cuts ribbon on new police station

  • Women may be required to register for the draft

    News

    Latest Ada High news an app away

The student news site of Ada High School
Women may be required to register for the draft