Female draft placed into latest Senate defense bill

| September 3, 2021

Democrats managed to get a requirement for a female draft into the Senate’s version of the defense bill. If passed and signed into law, women 18-25 will also be required to register for the draft. The Republicans attempted a similar measure, in the same bill, to ban Critical Race Theory from the military. This measure did not pass.

From The Washington Free Beacon:

Houlahan’s measure passed 35-24, with five Republicans crossing party lines to support it. A similar measure passed the Senate by a razor-thin margin over the objections of national security hawks. Former Army Ranger Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and Air Force veteran Sen. Roger Wicker (R., Miss.) jousted with Democrats over its inclusion into the annual spending bill.

“Our military has welcomed women for decades and are stronger for it,” Cotton said in July. “But America’s daughters shouldn’t be drafted against their will. I opposed this amendment in committee, and I’ll work to remove it before the defense bill passes.”

“I support our military’s efforts to offer more opportunities for women who want to volunteer to serve,” Wicker said in July. “But when I think of my own daughters and granddaughters, I could not in good conscience support an amendment that would compel their military service.”

House Democrats also stifled a Republican bid to bar critical race theory from the ranks. Democrats shot down an amendment sponsored by Hartzler, as well as by Reps. Jim Banks (R., Ind.) and Mark Green (R., Tenn.), that would preclude military academies and instructors of enlisted troops from teaching the controversial ideology.

The Washington Free Beacon has the story here.

Category: "Teh Stoopid", "The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves", Democrats, Military issues

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I don’t want women drafted. Even as a ‘That’s what you get’ for being feminist measure.

But I am so old school, I don’t think women should ever have been near ANY combat arms in any branch. If we had kept the sexes segregated we would have far less SHARP if any at all.


I agree.

BUT- equality is equality! You don’t get to pick and choose which parts apply to you.

Again,, I agree with you wholeheartedly


Oh, but some people DO get to pick and choose “which parts apply” to them. It ain’t right (as my grandfather used to say), but that’s just the way it is (so far).


Ditto. Back in my day, sexual harassment was an impossibility, as there were no opposite sexes
in an infantry battalion or a special forces group. So, there was no SHARP.


Hey, equal rights means equal responsibilities…


In the early 80s we began to see a small group of Female Flight Medics. I personally was charged to train a couple. One was a total shitbag, was “DXed” and was sent to MEDDAC( Hospital). The other one could not pass a Flight Physical. Fast Forward. how times have changed. Females are now an integral part of the MEDEVAC mission. Female Flight Medics have saved lives and been doing the mission for a couple of decades admirably, best exemplified by SGT Julia Bringloe, who was awarded a DFC in the sandbox. I’m proud to call her a Sister-In-Arms. Do I think they could break M-1 track in shitty weather, or go toe to toe against Russian Armor? It remains to be seen.


Personally, if we ever get to a point where we ever have to have a draft again, it’ll be far too late to do any good.



Jeff LPH 3, 63-66

WW2 saw Russian women in combat.


Couple of things:
1. NHSparky is right, if it gets to the point where we have/need a draft again, it may be too late
2. I’m not certain even *if* we had a draft that they physical and mental requirements would be passed by recent generations, not even *CLOSE* to a couple of generations ago when people in general were more mentally and physically tough and
3. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 also has a point. Maybe these with the “wokeness” going on, we *may* have a better chance than we realize…
(yeah, that’s /Sarc and I don’t mean IDC SARC as in, would hit that thang!! )



Why not just get rid of the Draft?

Do we really need it?


Either everyone registers, all 2,748 genders, or nobody does. That’s equality. Equity is a lie.


1. My mother served in the Navy during the Korean War (all Stateside service)

2. My mother’s oldest sister served in the Navy during WWII and retired from the Navy Reserve as a yeoman Chief in 1969

3. My mother’s next older sister served as an Army nurse in a MASH unit in Korea during the Korean War.

4. My father received his draft notice while on his second enlistment in the Marine Corps. His CO sent a letter to his draft board telling them he was unavailable. He completed 26 years active service.

5. My older sister retired as a nurse from the USAF with 25 years service 7-1/2 years after I retired from USAF with 24 years service.

6. I swore my younger sister into the Army and she did five years as a Medical Service Corps Officer

7. I never registered for the draft.

8. I have a teenage daughter and pre-teen son.

I came across the following quote from my favorite graduate of the US Naval Academy.

“I also think there are prices too high to pay to save the United States. Conscription is one of them. Conscription is slavery, and I don’t think that any people or nation has a right to save itself at the price of slavery for anyone, no matter what name it is called If a country can’t save itself through the volunteer service of its own free people, then I say: Let the damned thing go down the drain!”


I don’t see why not ’cause you see men and women are the same. Why there are different words for men and women in every language that has ever been is a little confusing since they are the same, of course, but I’m reliably told there are no differences. So anyway, there you have it, sameness.

Helo Bubba

I think women should have to register for the draft. All this “equal pay, equal rights, equal whatever “ crap they’ve been spewing for decades. Well now it’s time to show their empowerment by signing up for the draft.

Just like men who have fought and died for this country I also think women should have the right to step on an IED and get vaporized, or lose a leg, arm or both. Toss in some PTSD then get medically retired, maybe even the ultimate sacrafice and get shipped home in a coffin.
Yeah, inclusivity and equality.


No one should be required to register for a draft.
Showing an ID is enough.


Now I had heard the WACS recruited
old maids for the war
But Mommy isn’t one of those
I’ve known all these years

sing them up.
Even the Trigglypuffs.

Old tanker

Working for full equality has penalties as well as perks. If it ain’t the same for both, it ain’t equal.

Only Army Mom

If we are going to have a draft, everyone, and I mean everyone registers. Those screeching harpies on college campuses wearing their pink hats and crying about oppression would lose whatever minds they have. It would be fun to watch.

As a woman, those who cry about being oppressed to be the most culpable of continuing the supposed oppression of my gender.

Besides, it would be the best way to stop this nonsense that men and women are the same as they’ll supply the arguments for us.