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This will no doubt piss a lot of women off.
I can remember back, when women did not have the benefits they do today. I guess, living in California, and always having a union job, where everyone was paid according to a union contract, male or female - it didn't matter.
So maybe it is more in the corporate world, executive level and yes, that isn't right. My inquiring mind wonders...How do we REALLY know, if a woman is not paid as much as man. Perhaps he is better educated and more qualified? Is this war on women, really about a bunch of women who just want special privileges? I know, "OUCH!"
I am the mother of sons. When Navy was serving his country, he would tell me how the young females would be working the same job as a man, yet they were allowed to get off, from work duty that a male sailor would not be able to. I don't think that is fair. He worked on the busy dangerous, flight deck of a aircraft carrier. Everyone has to work as a team. If you can't cut it, then they shouldn't be on that team. And that's for the guys, too! What's so unfair about that?
Women want to serve as in the Navy Seals or in Special Forces. I think that is really cool - ONLY if they earn it. No special privileges.
I really do not like a "Draft." however, if they should, one day, order up a draft, then all women, should be drafted as well. I believe, women after the age of 18, should have to sign up for selective service, just as the young men do.
Did you know, that If a young man, between the ages of 18-26 doesn't not register with the selective service, he may be ineligible for opportunities that may be important to his future. He must register to be eligible for federal student financial aid, state-funded student financial aid in many states, most federal employment, some state employment, security clearance for contractors, job training under the Workforce Investment Act, and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men. Men, born after December 31, 1959, who aren't registered with Selective Service won't qualify for federal student loans or grant programs. This includes Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Direct Stafford Loans/Plus Loans, National Direct Student Loans, and College Work Study.
Penalties for Failing to Register Failing to register or comply with the Military Selective Service Act is a felony punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 or a prison term of up to five years, or a combination of both.
See Benefits and Penalties of Selective Service
I know a little about this - Foodie dropped out of HS, and took off. I just figured he registered - We didn't find out that he hadn't, until a few years ago (well past the age of 26) that he never did. Actually, he says he did but they have no record. We were not fully aware of the consequences. Fortunately, nothing ever came of it - He just could not get a college loan and he cannot work Federal, State or County jobs.
Women, get a pass on all of this. WHY? Until that is changed, young women, will always be eligible for the college loans, jobs etc. Just by not being a male.
That's what it REALLY is about! As one who leans Libertarian, I do believe the government should just stay out of all of that. That means, defunding Planned Parenthood. Just stay out of all of it. And do not criminalize a woman's choice. That is WRONG.
So, you may be right now, thinking I am a disgrace to my gender. I'm just a Mom who has sons. And from my view, I believe there is a war on young men, to keep them down - punish the young men of today for what men did decades ago.
Just my humble opinion.