DeLayne asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 3 weeks ago

In some countries, the law says males have to serve in the military, but not females. Why the double standard? Is it because females are?

totally useless and nobody needs them in the military???

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Most countries have this law because men tend to be expendable while females are not. You only need a few men to recreate a civilization while you need several women.

  • 3 weeks ago

    If you have 100 men in the military and 100 women who stay civilians and 99 of the men die, all of the women can still have kids and in a generation you have made up the loss of people. Now if you have 100 men and 100 women in the military and you lose 99 of each, it is going to take quite a long time to make up the numbers. There is also the issue of women getting PG in the military at the wrong time. Some nations just do not want to mess with the problem and only draft men.

  • 3 weeks ago

    No. Israel requires women to serve also and has one of the world's strongest militaries in proportion to its size.

  • 3 weeks ago

    No - that's not the reason.

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Sounds like someone broke up with their first girlfriend.

  • 3 weeks ago

    I believe the only country where there is conscription is Israel.  They are a small country (surrounded by enemies) with limited # of men.  The only resource left, is the women.  They don't really have much choice.  

    But if you get into a big world war - like WW II, if the young women are also in the military, who's going to be home working in the factories??  And building the planes, and tanks, and guns, etc??  The young women generally step up & fulfill this role.  If they're all in the military, how are all the weapons of war going to be built?? 

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Why don't you just go do your manly duties and shut up. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    It’s because women are needed to reproduce. Which would be more devastating to a colony. 

    Before the war started:  10 males and 10 females. After the war: Scenario 1: 9 males die in war but the 10 woman are alive because they didn’t serve. Scenario 2:  1 female and 10 males survive while serving. 

    In case 1, you can replace the dead in 9 months with 10 babies. In case two it would take 324 months to replace the 9 dead females with 9 babies. 

    As long as you have women and 1 male, you can keep the population around. 

    It’s the same with animals. When you want to start a colony, you have more females than males. 

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    You haven't been with a woman in a long time, have you?

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