We are now just one last step away from requiring women to register for the draft. On Wednesday, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved language in The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which “amends [the] Military Selective Service Act to require the registration of women for Selective Service.” The federal government still requires men ages 18 through 25 to register with the Selective Service System – formerly known as the “draft board.” Senate Armed Services Chairman Jack Reed (D-R.I.) has lead the push to include women in the draft. We will most likely find out if the measure passes when Congress returns to session after the August break.
Reactions on the left may be interesting. ‘Women in the draft’ has always been a sore spot for feminists. Obviously there are very few of them demanding to be “included” in the Selective Service System. That’s because “inclusion” of women in the draft will put many leftists in a logical corner; they can either speak out against it, opening themselves up to accusations of hypocrisy, or, they can support it begrudgingly. My prediction is that they avoid the conundrum altogether and just pretend it’s not happening – the Radical Axis members of the media will be happy to bury the story for them.