Right now our rivals are celebrating that the restrictions on women serving in combat have been lifted. The feminists are celebrating this as another “milestone” to women’s equality. But what everyone must understand, assuming they are not already informed, is that this decision sets a dangerous precedent for ALL women. It also is dangerous for the security of our nation and all of our service members- both men and women- who are already serving. Almost certainly, women will be subject to any future draft and now that all the barriers to women serving in combat have been removed there will be nothing protecting young women from being thrust into combat alongside men. At this point I will not go into detail about biology or the simple facts of human nature. What must be understood is that this is what feminists have always wanted since the women’s movement burst onto the scenes in the 1960s and 1970s. This was also the major thrust behind the Equal Rights Amendment. Feminists were relentless about passing the ERA. When opponents suggested a compromise in the 1950s with the Hayden rider and later with the Wiggins amendments, the feminists would hear none of it. There would be no compromise for them. They simply would not settle for the Equal Rights Amendment if it meant that women would retain the rights, benefits and exemptions they currently held under the law- benefits such as exempting women from the draft and combat service and laws maintaining that it be the primary obligation of fathers to support their children, as well as other laws regarding insurance, statutory rape and different treatment of unwed mothers vs unwed fathers. The period between 1972 and 1982 saw U.S Supreme Court decisions change nearly every law the ERA was designed to change. The only exception was the draft. In the 1981 case of Rostker v. Goldberg, 453 U.S. 57, every feminist organization around teamed up with men’s organizations when a group of men from Philadelphia protested the draft because it did not include women. Though feminists were generally opposed to the draft, they took up the case anyways because to not do so would be to abandon their goal of male-female fungibility. They lost their case in a 6-3 decision siding against the plaintiffs. Then Justice William Rehnquist dissented “The Constitution requires that Congress treat similarly situated persons similarly, not that it engage in gestures of superficial equality.” The Court concluded that drafting women was unreasonable because women were not eligible for combat and the main purpose of raising troops was to engage in combat; under this reasoning women could be excluded for the purpose of military readiness.
Now feminists have truly abolished all remaining protections for women. This decision to lift combat restrictions sets a dangerous precedent for all women- the women already in service who do not wish to be in combat and normal civilian women should there be a draft in the future. The time to act is now. For the sake of all women living today and the sake of future generations of women, TWRAs must make a stand. Please share our message. The war on women- the REAL war on women which comes from feminists- and the war on reasonableness must be stopped. Feminism must be brought to its knees.