I think the draft is wrong. . .in it's current state it is unconstitutional. My opinion is, Nobody should be drafted Period. Since there is a draft should women be drafted? Though we like to think so we are NOT just as capable as men at everything. Men are made differently and brought up differently. . .they ARE different. If there was an all gender draft then women should be drafted into different positions than men. My two cents.
I'll quibble a bit.
While men and women are different, there is such variation in the population that there are many women who are more military-capable than many men. Many women have advantages which are often overlooked, like not being antler-bashing shitheads and just cooperating to get their jobs done. Many times men don't want to look weak or crappy in front of women so they make more of an effort. Important issues about having women serve in combat specialized military jobs include health (urinary tract infections from persistent unhygienic conditions), the possibility of pregnancy (under current regulations they don't deploy and units would lose combat strength), gender related social issues and crimes, and enemy response (Arab soldiers fought tenaciously during the Arab-Israeli wars when they thought they might have been facing Israeli units which included female soldiers).
The usual reasons people criticize women being routinely assigned to combat specialties are usually not that valid or can be overcome with training. The real issues are cultural myths, US military training isn't long or intensive enough, and discipline is somewhat weak. After basic training, a female trainee who was an athlete is going to physically outperform a male trainee who wasn't. The number of women who CAN be effective combat specialty soldiers is very large. The number of women who have an interest in developing that potential is very small.
It really comes down to the character of the individual, but by necessity armies have to deal with macro-scale generalities.
My dad served in the army of his own free will. He told me things that bother me.
Truth. The bad often drives out the good, leaving units absolute cesspools. What most don't realize about the military is that order is often achieved by social consensus. Official disciplinary action is often difficult to bring to bear, especially when the will is lacking.