I'm of exactly the same opinion.
I kind of wish we had this kind of discussion back here... unfortunately, there was no time for it. Our military actually started admitting voluntary female recruits only the late 1990s - and it was considered a big change then (heck, the man who is currently our president? He was the Defense Minister back then and he actually claimed that women shouldn't be allowed into officer schools etc. He claimed it was a threat to "female dignity" etc.). And then, only ten years later, our military dropped conscription altogether. So, there was no time for discussing the possibility of conscripting women...
But I'd really, really like to see this kind of discussion. I'd love to hear what our feminists would say about that...
Personally, I hope that the Canadian female soldiers asked that a military bra would have none of these awful ribbons and bows that plague ordinary bras...
I qoat his to correct you: The U.S draft exists still. All men at 18 are required to sign for involitary draft. We just havent evoked it for years. It exists, we sign it ( it is a fed offense not to.) It's simply not in proccess at this time. Tomorow can be the next world war, and congress can vote in a draft.
American women do not sign. Frankly, feminists are not rushing out the door to change that. And the goverment wont, feminist would quickly bully and ruin any one involved. (They say they would change it if they could, but we all know the word oppression will get labeled on such a vote.) I assure you, most current gen feminists are narcissist melenials that discovered they can blame everything on others and sound entitled and important while doing it. All while the wiser and older ones, or select few with a lick of sense face palm and try to patch the holes of their sinking ship. It's why I call myself aglitarian, as to not connect my self with it's current and highly toxic community's. Which preach falacies, half truths and over generalized bs, all a while oppresing any man or women with I differing opinion.
(I coulda just said over entitled bullies but, I like to talk in detail. ^^ )
Less rape on civilian populaces during wartime and occupations?
Oh ya, because a women would never rape. Their presence would totally keep war crimes at a minimum, after all, we are talking about women. Fellow human beings that are just as liable of human evil as they are good. They could never enact base human instinct, would never straddle and force themselvs on a man, or kill a kid with a back pack because he may have a bomb. Nope, human error and human evil is a mans issue. More women in the army would just make things automatically more humane in times of war. Keep those dastardly men with twirling mustaches in line. "Keep your willy in your pants."
Having said that one of my issues with women in combat is along the lines of it is hard to protect the fairer sex from things like rape if captured. Now some pretty nasty things can happen to male combatants, but stuff like rape for whatever reason hits me on a more personal level. Thus I have an issue with women in combat not because of capability but all things being equal men do not get raped.
Now I am sure I shall be promptly crucified here for this point of view, but I have never seen anyone address this issue to my liking.
See, people dont seem to understand rape. It is not just something a guy or gal does for gratification. No. It is the most effective fear tactic, the most effective way to dehumanize some one. Break them, hurt them. Not just for torture, but for pleasure. A rapist is not typically a lonely person, a lonely person can simply use porn. A rapist is a Sadist. Men do get raped, in prison more often then not, but I wouldnt put it past troops in war to rape a dude just to make him feel worthless. Rape is not just for pleasure, it's to hurt another in the most harmful way imaginable.
Men dont get raped? I feel sorry if you ever go to prison. Just... Dont drop the soap... It's not a myth. Men do get raped, the very comment that they dont is just.... Gross. Gives a empty feeling in the stomach. Believe me it happens. Ive known male rape victims. The problem with slogans like "Teach men not to rape." Makes it easy for people to forget men can be raped, and not only men do it. It is a sad horrible thing, and it does happen.