One of the biggest fears of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment was the
possibility that it would require women to enter the draft. As a
result, the forerunners of counter-feminism led the movement to defeat
the amendment, and the draft argument contributed greatly to shifting
the opinions of legislators and constituents.
And now during the Presidential election, the issue of women in combat is again being discussed. In a recent article,
the contrasting views of McCain and Obama are quite apparent:
The implications of Obama’s statement are
significant for women, and these recent remarks should not be ignored.