That is a huge advance for true gender equality in the United States, perhaps for world peace as well. We have to thank the NCFM (National Coalition for Men). The announcement was made in a 2019 02 23 NCFM press release:
NCFM PRESS RELEASE: NCFM wins Selective Service System case requiring women to register!
February 23, 2019 | By NCFM
The MSM noticed, e. g.:
- Judge rules men-only military draft unconstitutional in court win for San Diego men’s group — San Diego Union Tribune
- Women May Have to Register for the Draft as Men’s Group Wins Selective Service Lawsuit — PJ Media
- Equal Rights: Male-Only Military Draft System Ruled Unconstitutional —Conservative Daily News
That does not mean I agree that it is a good idea to have affirmative action principles applied in training women for combat.
Even if no affirmative action principles were used (the lowering of standards for women until they are able to pass them), it is not a good idea to have women serve in combat.
Not even if only the strongest and hardiest women (those that can measure up to the standards used to select men for combat) are chosen for combat, it is still a bad idea to have women serve in combat.
Much and enough has been said about it over the years, about the pros and cons of having women being conscripted into the military. It does not need to be repeated here, but you may wish to look it up if you are undecided.
Start with reading the decision:
Is military service by women a good idea?
One consequence of women in combat is that we may see fewer ads by Google, because Google ad policies prevent them from displaying their ads on web pages that display or describe violence. Perhaps that will help to bring about world peace. That would be a good thing.
Think of the effect violence in military actions in foreign nations will have on American voters, and the journalistic principle of “If it bleeds, it leads” will apply when women have the privilege of making the exhilarating experiences described in this article:
A Grand Adventure. Except It Isn’t
Posted on September 18, 2005 by Fred Reed
A friend recently asked me what I would tell a young man thinking about enlisting in the military. (He had in mind his son.) I would tell him this, which I wish someone had told me: ….(more)
Google had told Fred Reed that they took offence to that article. See what Fred Reed’s reaction to that was:
Googled, Gobbled, and Throttled: The Road to Samizdat
Posted on July 16, 2015 by Fred Reed
Cometh the censor. Sort of.
Think of what it will do for world peace when such consequences of the privilege of being involved in combat will make it out of the confines of Fredoneverything.org and into the mainstream media. It will, most certainly!
Nothing will serve better to do it than when that sort of bleeding is being done by women. No matter how much Google wishes to censor it, when women do the bleeding, their bleeding will do the leading. That may then help to put the leash on spending for the military/industrial complex.
I presented the NCFM’s court victory in a Facebook discussion thread. Paul Neubauer commented:
“Service could mean something other than military duty. The point is that only those who are willing to be responsible and subject to demands for their sacrifice should be permitted to vote.” —Paul
Yes, that is possible, and in a number of countries it is legally possible to be drafted but for pacifists to serve in a non-military capacity, in non-military positions or activities. Curiously, only nine country in the world have conscription for women (now add the U.S to that for an even ten). I am not sure whether women who are conscripted may serve in an either a military or pacifist capacity, or whether they will even be doing any combat duties. (See the following links.)
- “Norway becomes first NATO country to draft women into military”
- “China, Eritrea, Israel, Libya, Malaysia, North Korea, Peru and Taiwan draft women into the army. In 2002, Sweden also considered female conscription on the grounds that excluding them goes against the ideology of equality.” Source: “Women in the military — international” —CBC
Well, Sweden does not appear to have the draft for women, but how nobel of the Swedes to have considered (in 2002) making women equal to men.
So far, essentially only men are being legally compelled to do the doing and dying, whether that is while doing military or pacifist duties.
We’ll have to wait and see whether the U.S. Texas [District] Court ruling will lead into a direction that will treat men and women as equals with respect to serving.
Conscription in Israel
Israel is one of the few countries that have conscription for women, but conscription and serving by no means treats men and women as being equal. This may be an eye-opener for those who believe that the Israeli Valkyries do everything that men must do:
The example of the Israeli Valkyries that is being paraded by feminists is a hoax that can only be pulled on those who aren’t forced to live there.
“First of all, EVERY man is obligated to do military service of 3 years active service (at age 18) + minimum of [one] month every year till age 58. It’s mean that men are property of the military MOST of their lives while their life-expectancy is MUCH LOWER then women’s.
In the same time, women do military service of hardly 2 years (1 year and 8 monthes), it’s NOT an obligation and they can get away from it VERY easily by writting a letter while men need to see MANY committees that hardly ever agree to listen and [are] VERY hard to get [to].”
That is by someone who’s not happy about being discriminated against in Israel, in what he calls “a democracy for women only”. (More)
It is far from certain that U.S. women will be truly equal to men, as far as conscription and serving in the military goes, no matter what the law may say. As the saying goes, “There’s many ways of skinning a cat.” The complaining Israeli would say, “There’ are a few easy ways by which women (but rarely men) can avoid serving in the military.”