Sending Your Daughter to War

Photograph Courtesy of Iwan Gabovitch and Plmthlda

Photograph Courtesy of Iwan Gabovitch and Plmthlda

Women will be required to register for military service according to S. 2943. However, this will be limited to women turning 18 on or after January 1st, 2018. This will put the latter part of women born in Generation Millennial and Generation Z into danger of being conscripted for war. Women born before this time period such as Generation Y, Generation X, and the Boomers will be exempt.

The only no votes to this bill from Republican Senators were Michael Crapo and James Risch of Idaho, Mike Lee of Utah, and Benjamin Sasse of Nebraska, Ted Cruz of Texas, and Paul Rand of Kentucky. Every other Republican Senator voted yes.  I see how the men of the Boomer generation are willing to throw the women of Generation Z under the bus. The ‘conservatives’ of this year are to the extreme left of liberals twenty years ago. That is how far gender ideology has successfully subverted the conservative movement.

So the U.S. Senate passed this bill in June 2016 with the votes totalling 85 to 13. There still remains some politics to resolve between the Senate and the House. And perhaps the President might veto the bill. Then again, he might not. And even if this bill fails to be enacted into law, there still could be another one later that will.

… “But battles are ugly when women fight.” – Father Christmas (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)

The average lifespan of women has always been longer than men. This is because men traditionally have undertaken more dangerous jobs including soldiering. While men have been shot at and dying on the battlefield for meaningless political reasons traditionally women were allowed where ever possible to remain away from the battlefield. Of course, there has always been a small number of men who have lived well in the aristocracy. However, most men have do not have aristocratic privilege, and live harder and shorter lives on average. Now your daughters will be sent to the battlefield the next time a politician wants it so. Now your daughters will be sent to die on the next battlefield of the next Vietnam War.

2310 Public authorities, in this case, have the right and duty to impose on citizens the obligations necessary for national defense.

Those who are sworn to serve their country in the armed forces are servants of the security and freedom of nations. If they carry out their duty honorably, they truly contribute to the common good of the nation and the maintenance of peace. – Catholic Catechism

The US military has been unable to reform or police itself to prevent the sexual assault of men by men. While the US military might court martial an enlisted man for sexual assault, they can still cover up the more egregious cases especially when the rapist is well connected enough to dodge persecution. It’s been ten years since Private LaVena Johnson was raped and murdered by someone in uniform and she is not the only service woman whose rapist was never persecuted. The legal system does not protect everyone in uniform from sexual assault. The Military Times has statistical reports and Mother Jones have personal stories of this.

Conscription of women does not protect women. That many women who have volunteered in the past and have been fine does not negate the reality of women who never came back. It instead is a mandate that will send some women to be raped and murdered.

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