What is a female to do? (Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration)

<p>D is applying for an internship with a government agency and as part of the application, she must complete a form certifying Selective Service registration status. She has to choose one of the following:</p>

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<li><p>I certify that I am registered with the Selective Service System.</p></li>
<li><p>I certify that I have been determined by the Selective Service System to be exempt from the registration provisions of Selective Service law.</p></li>
<li><p>I certify that I have not registered with the Selective Service System.</p></li>
<li><p>I certify I have not reached my 18th birthday and understand I am required by law to register at that time.</p></li>
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<p>She wants to write in, next to choice 3, "because I am not male." It does seem odd that there is a choice "I have not registered because I am not 18" but not a choice "I have not registered because I am female."</p>

<p>Is she even supposed to complete this form? The instructions don't say anything about only males completing it. SHould she write in why she has not registered, or just check choice 3?</p>

<p>Wouldn't number 2 fit since females are exempt?</p>

<p>I agree, select #2, move on.</p>

<p>But she has not been determined <em>by the Selective Service System</em> to be exempt--she has been determined by herself to be exempt.</p>

<p>Here it is from the Selective</a> Service System:</p>

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<p>There is no mention of any requirement for any female to register.</p>

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It does seem odd that there is a choice "I have not registered because I am not 18" but not a choice "I have not registered because I am female."

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I think they tried to simplify it because they also don't ask about all the other reasons not to register such as non-citizens, prisoners, disabled, etc.</p>

<p>If there's doubt then she can contact someone at the agency she's applying to and ask them how they want it filled out.</p>

<p>The answer, like the other posters said is #2</p>

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2. I certify that I have been determined by the Selective Service System to be exempt from the registration provisions of Selective Service law.

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<p>because the Selective Service Systems exempts her in the first line of the law:</p>

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Almost all male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service.

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<p>The problem with #2 is that it sounds like the Selective Service System has made an individualized determination; it sounds like this choice applies to males who have a physical or other type of disqualifying condition.</p>

<p>You're reading way too much into this. As others have said, it's #2. She's exempt because she's female - that's it.</p>

<h1>2...she is exempt because Selective Service does not require females to register. And that's that. I agree with others...it's not an exemption for JUST your daughter...the Selective Service exempts ALL females.</h1>

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The problem with #2 is that it sounds like the Selective Service System has made an individualized determination; it sounds like this choice applies to males who have a physical or other type of disqualifying condition.

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<p>Yes, Selective Service has made the determination that females are exempt from applying. You are reading into this way more than you need to. The answer is #2.</p>

<p>Actually, I like her solution. I thought she was making a statement about the inequality of requiring men to register but not woman. Go for it Girl!</p>

<p>I've had to fill out similar forms both for my old internship and for my job. The answer is 2.</p>

<p>It probably violates some sort of discrimination law to ask a question that requires you to identify your gender, so they can't have an "I certify I am exempt because I am a female" choice.</p>

<p>Definitely #2</p>