The silver lining (of the failure of this ostensible change in policy) is that less men may end up wishing to kill and die overseas pointlessly for the Empire. But if ever any foreign army actually invades, men can still follow in the tradition of the jayhawkers and bushwhackers, pick up a rifle, and organize themselves without any government involvement.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced today that all combat roles will be opened to women, with no exceptions. This has lead to a reply from many conservatives that women should have been careful what they wished for, as now there is no longer any reason to exclude them from the draft.
I pointed out the delusion of the idea in the comments at Instapundit. The idea that women will ever be drafted into combat against their will is pure fantasy. All women who want to avoid being drafted need to do is fail the physical test. When they do, everyone will point out that women and men are different after all. Men in theory could also fail the physical tests, but in practice this will come with a stigma for men that women will never face.
Two other commenters at Instapundit described how this worked for men in the…
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