Quote Originally Posted by Maciamo
In most/all Western countries where there is male conscription, women have the right to serve in the army if they want to (as career soliders). Men are forced to join the army for a certain period of time (like in France), while women have the right not to join.
I don't see this train of thought going any further than it has so I won't make any more comments, except to point out that the above statement you have made seems to me to be missing the point-I stated that women do not have the right to take part in combat roles in the military, not that women do not have the right to join the military. In any case, in your example, men also have the right not to join, thought they do not have the right to ignore conscription. To talk about women having the right to avoid consription is a moot point by the way, since they are not conscripted in the first place.