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Question 15: Selective Service For Women?

Tony Fuller of Wellston, Ohio asks if women should register for the selective service:

By Ed O'Keefe |  July 23, 2007; 7:56 PM ET Debates
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No, women do not need to register for selective service. As a retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant, I fully support women's service in the military. That being said, men are responsibile for protecting women and children. It's an inherent job for men. I totally disagree with the trend in this country to feminize men and masculanize women.

As a member of the military, I pulled my weight. Although I strongly advised young military women not to lose respect by becoming "one of the guys," I also directed them not to bother or take advantage of the men for jobs they could accomplish on their own, such as moving equipment.

Admittedly, there are quite a few strong, resourceful women who can outwork many wimpy, not-so-bright men. Rather than forcing women to defend them, let's work on toughening up our men, so they can truly be "manly."

Posted by: Carla Spencer | September 3, 2007 2:19 PM

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