U.S. women need to step up for the draft

If women want gender equality, it’s time they be required to register for the draft just like the guys.

The reason is simple: All Americans benefit from our freedoms and way of life. Therefore, it’s every-one’s responsibility to defend and protect it.

In Israel, all civilians must serve in the armed forces. It’s time to bring that mentality here. If women want to be commander in chief in charge of overseeing our Armed Forces, shouldn’t women have to make the same sacrifices as men when it comes to defending our nation? Call it freedom equality.

Women want equal pay, equal rights, equal opportunity, yet they outsource the dirty work to men when it comes to the draft. That needs to change. 
Every able-bodied American age 18 to 26 should step up and register with Selective Service on their 18th birthdays.

Just yesterday, two generals in the Army and 
Marines said as much.

At a hearing before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, Gen. Mark A. Milley, chief of staff of the Army, and Gen. Robert B. Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, said they supported the requirement.

During testimony Neller said, “It’s my personal view that, based on this lifting of restrictions … every American who’s physically qualified should register for the draft.” Milley agreed.

This call for women to register for the draft comes on the heels of Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s historic shift in military policy last month when he announced women serving in our military be allowed to engage in combat roles.

This has opened the door for female soldiers to be eligible for some of the 220,000 military jobs that were previously solely available to men.

Bottom line: If women want universal equality — including becoming president — it’s time to stop outsourcing the draft to the men.

Adriana Cohen

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