Letters to the Editor

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013

Gender bias in draft

I read with interest the recent articles about businesses filing for bankruptcy for failing to allow both genders the same privileges. I have not seen any mention of the greatest federal government-backed gender bias ever, which has been continuing since the 1960s.

The requirement for 18-year-old men only to register for the draft has changed many dreams and aspirations over the years, and no woman had to suffer that forced servitude. Even today, an 18-year-old male must register, but a woman does not.

We need to treat both genders the same in employment, access to public and private spaces, and in the registration for service to the country.

Dan Petruso

Spokane Valley

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