I’m a feminist, but true to the simple definition: desiring equal rights between the sexes. I believe in equal rights for all, not just women. And within this definition, blinding anger is not described, wearing pink hats fashioned as female genitalia is not a mandatory fashion choice, or having a venomous anger toward men based on the mere fact that they were born a man is also not something I ascribe to.
That being said- when a bill that requires women to register for the selective service (the draft) gets a little push-back or awkward silence from many in the feminist contingent, I question the strange response.
I’ve read articles and opinion pieces talking about how this move isn’t associated or good for the feminist movement. These pieces then attempt to delve into manufactured reasoning as to why women may be “subjected” to this route.
However, the only reason sighted, at the time of this proposed change, is that it is unconstitutional to only include men because it discriminates based on gender. The person who proposed this measure? A woman.
Those opposed to this move cited that: “women would step up in the face of an emergency or if they’re needed.” I believe some of them would. Look how women stepped up in the past to work in factories, spy on other countries or keep the families well until the soldiers came home…or didn’t…
However, if that’s the logic used for women and you believe in equal rights- either the selective service must be abolished or all of society should be included in the draft. That’s true equality…common sense, and free from hypocritical views. Period.
In a day and age, when people think “their truth” is a solid foundation for opinions, they are constantly having to adjust the look and feel of their foundation so it supports their current stance. A group of life experiences or family history does not alter reality.
Instead, maybe try “the truth.” There’s really only one…and no one owns it.
Have a great weekend, friends! I love you! ❤
“It is impossible to struggle for civil rights, equal rights for blacks, without including whites. Because equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air: we all have it, or none of us has it. That is the truth of it.” – Maya Angelou
“For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes.” Deuteronomy 10:17