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i thought women were unequivocally equal to men? why should it be any different in the case of a draft?
A few years ago I did a program at gtown on foreign policy over the summer. A buncha senators/govt people spoke to us and one of them was the head of NOW (National Organization of Women). I had done some reading on the organization b4 she spoke so I could be prepared for questions and I found it interesting that, though they wanted female military personel to receive hazerdous duty pay and be eligible to join the infantry if they wished...they DID NOT want females to be eligible for the draft. Since then this little tidbit of hypocracy has shaped my view of NOW
BE IT RESOLVED, that NOW opposes the reinstatement of registration and draft for both men and women. NOW's primary focus on this issue is on opposition to registration and draft. However, if we cannot stop the return to registration and draft, we also cannot choose between sisters and brothers. We oppose any registration or draft that excludes women as an unconstitutional denial of rights to both young men and women. And we continue to oppose all sex discrimination by the volunteer armed services.