Denny’s Daily Zinger: American Women – Second-Class Citizens
I was drafted into the Army in 1958 and received an honorable discharge two years later.
In the Army, I acquired myriad skills and experience that proved very valuable to my career.
A Startling Find at the Post Office
In the media player at right is a brochure I picked up on a routine visit to the office. The headline and deck:
18 through 25
It's Quick—It's Easy—It's The Law
Why young men but not young women?
I grew up during World War II when 19.2 million women were in the workforce and helped save the world.
I went into business in 1960 and helped launch a series of magazines for brilliant women entrepreneurs.
Among them: Savvy, Hers, Élan, Viva, Prime Time and Lear's.
These were the exciting years of Women's Liberation—of Gloria Steinem, Kate Millet and Betty Friedan who founded the National Organization for Women (NOW).
The idea of equal work and equal pay was—and is—thrilling!
Why shouldn't every young person donate two years to the Peace Corps, health care, education, nonprofits and/or the military?
Instead of whining about no jobs after school, men and women alike would have the opportunity to acquire skills and work experience that will benefit them all their lives—as the Army did for me.
In return the country—and all of us—would be enriched.
Selective Service—the selection of men only—is yet another example government subjugation of women.
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