I am interested in the coscription or the draft.
- A vast majority of countries that have a conscription system call only men. Because it is practiced so worldwide, perhaps if won't violate the equality between sexes in the legal terms. Intuitively speaking, however, I feel that it is pretty old-fashioned and unfair. How would you feel if you were in such a situation yourself? I wouldn't want to go if my female counterparts are exempted.
- I read that in Germany, civil services provided by the conscientious objectors plays such a significant role in the social welfare system that their contribution is considered by some ppl as one of the rationales for the conscription to continue. I think it understandable because it would cost really a lot if the society has to pay for that labor force. But it sounds like a bit twisted situation as well. I thought it really interesting and wonder if there would be any possible alternatives.