Equality is fashionable in the USA right now, however women in the USA still get all of the benefits of democracy without having to pay the possible price of being forced to go into a warzone through the draft system. When women’s right to vote was being debated in the USA, a lot of women were against it because they were afraid they would have to be drafted just like men. However, a deal was struck that only 1 gender had to be forced to drop everything in their lives and face the horrors of war without their consent, and most women at the time were ok with this arrangement and approved of them being able to vote.
Since women still cannot be drafted, a new system is being proposed to kill women at random at the same ratio that men who were randomly drafted are killed in combat. This is to ensure social justice and as equal treatment as possible. “If the women think that being chosen to be killed at random is unfair, think about how the men must feel,” said Walter Smith, one of the architects of this plan. “If men are the only gender drafted, then this is a violation of title VI of the 1964 civil rights act, which prevents discrimination by government agencies that receive federal money, and social justice to get equality in this country needs to be carried out,” he continued.
Women’s rights activist Cheryl Williams says that this plan should not happen. “We’ll continue to work for the rights of women, and being singled out for violence because of gender is not something I will accept,” she said. When asked about men being singled out for violence in the event of a draft, she said that it isn’t her concern since she works for women’s rights, not men’s rights. “Anyone who works for men’s rights is a sexist pig, and it’s physically impossible to work for both women’s and men’s rights at the same time anyways,” she added.
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