(WOMEN OF WAR)- SUPPORT INCLUDING WOMEN IN THE DRAFT
WOMEN WANT EQUALITY!
- There are 17 million men who are registered and eligible for the draft. There’s been no draft since 1973, but all men between 18 to 25 still must register.
- "Women will eventually have to register for the draft if "true and pure equality" is to be realized in the U.S. military, Army Secretary John McHugh said Monday. "If your objective is true and pure equality then you have to look at all aspects" of the roles of women in the military, McHugh said, and registration for the draft "will be one of those things. That will have to be considered.""
- A 2013 Quinnipiac University poll showed Americans strongly oppose the draft, 65 percent to 28 percent. But if there had to be conscription, both genders were for equal draft registration mandates
- Men said women should be drafted by a 59-36 margin while women were OK with females in the draft at a 48-45 clip.