Conscripting Women Will Produce Equal Slavery, Not Equal Rights

by Eric Brakey

“Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) may as well declare the 1984 doublespeak maxim, ‘Freedom is slavery,’ as she cites women’s rights in support of subjecting them to forced military conscription. Her amendment — requiring female Americans to register with Selective Service — is now attached to the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which has passed the House and awaits a vote in the Senate. While some hail this a milestone for equality, its ramifications extend far beyond symbolic gestures. The last time Washington exercised the draft, over 58,000 of America’s sons died in Vietnam. Given this history, what justification can be made for extending to the war machine an additional line of credit to America’s daughters?” (11/19/21)