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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 08:20 PM

5. The US Selective Service is, by definition, sexist:

 

(unless they've changed this)

Penalties for Failure to Register for the Draft

Men who do not register could be prosecuted and, if convicted, fined up to $250,000 and/or serve up to five years in prison. In addition, men who fail to register with Selective Service before turning age 26, even if not prosecuted, will become ineligible for:

Student Financial Aid - including Pell Grants, College Work Study, Guaranteed Student/Plus Loans, and National Direct Student Loans.
U.S. Citizenship - if the man first arrived in the U.S. before his 26th birthday.
Federal Job Training - The Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) offers programs that can train young men for jobs in auto mechanics and other skills. This program is only open to those men who register with Selective Service.
Federal Jobs - men born after December 31, 1959 must be registered to be eligible for jobs in the Executive Branch of the Federal government and the U.S. Postal Service.

In addition, several states have added additional penalties for those who fail to register.

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/defenseandsecurity/a/draftreg.htm


It seems to apply only to men. FWIW, I wouldn't seek to change it to include women, but I would seek to eliminate it altogether as part of a huge reduction in our military expenditures.

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