Target: Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi
Goal: Abolish the unnecessary military draft instead of expanding it to include forcing women into service.
The U.S. Senate just approved forcing women to sign up for the draft. This has been done under the guise of making women equal to men, but this could have been done just as well by abolishing the military draft altogether. The draft is an old institution that hasn’t been invoked since the Vietnam War, and is entirely unnecessary now due to the current nature of the wars the U.S. has been getting itself into.
Besides being unnecessary, the draft is morally wrong. Nobody should be forced into military service under threat of imprisonment, especially considering the fact that many people are morally opposed to the origins of our current imperialistic presence in the Middle East. At the same time, the military is not an equal place to be for women. Women are significantly more likely to suffer rape or sexual assault during military service than men, and 62 percent of female victims report facing retaliation for reporting. Until this issue is solved, it’s inhumane to force women into the military.
Women should absolutely be allowed to serve in the military if they want to, but nobody should be forced to sign up to put their lives and health in serious danger for something they may be morally opposed to. Sign our petition to urge Congress to introduce a bill to abolish the military draft rather than forcing everyone to be a part of U.S. imperialism.
Dear Minority Leader Pelosi,
The Senate recently approved a bill containing a measure that would require women to signed up for the draft just like men. We appreciate the attempt to increase equality between men and women, but this is the wrong way to go about it. The draft should be abolished instead.
The draft hasn’t been used in decades due to the fact that large ground forces don’t make sense in our modern world. Besides that, the military is still not an equally safe place for women due to the appalling amount of rape and sexual assault that female soldiers endure. It’s absolutely inhumane to try and force women into a situation like that. The government can’t even take proper care of its veterans.
The draft has been an immoral policy since the beginning. Forcing people into a military where they’ll be made to kill people and have to risk their physical and emotional health under threat of imprisonment is simply wrong. We urge you to draft legislation to abolish the draft completely.
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