Selective Service Indeed
September 29, 2013 2:42 PM Subscribe
Guys singled out to the exclusion of girls. Why?
posted by terrier319 to law & government (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Going through a week's worth of mail today and opened a letter addressed to my son (away at college) from the United States Government Selective Service System about his failure to register with them, followed by some tough talk about fines and imprisonment if he fails to do so.
The opening sentence reads, "Federal law requires all males to register with the Selective Service System upon reaching their 18th birthday."
So I ask, why are males singled out here to the exclusion of females?
I have a daughter too so this is an equal opportunity Q.