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Do Women Have to Register for the Draft? No. But Misinformation Spreads. – The New York Times Women do not have to register for the United States draft. And no American has been pressed into involuntary service since the last draft, during the Vietnam War.

However, the viral spread of a 10-month-old New York Times story has potentially given millions of internet users misleading impressions to the contrary. Following the web traffic and social media commentary around the article illustrates how a hot-button cultural issue can be taken out of context and amplified by hyperpartisan bubbles, inflaming passions and spreading misinformation.

On June 14, 2016, The Times published a story online with the headline, “Senate Votes to Require Women to Register for the Draft.” The story reported on the approval of a budget amendment by the Senate. The final version of the bill, which President Barack Obama signed six months later, in December, did not include the provision.

Military Service, African American Solders, Black Solders, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Military Service, African American Solders, Black Solders, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Military Service, African American Solders, Black Solders, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Military Service, African American Solders, Black Solders, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN


Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island (often abbreviated as MCRD PI) is an 8,095 acres (32.76 km2) military installation located within Port Royal, South Carolina, approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Beaufort, the community that is typically associated with the installation. MCRD Parris Island is used for the training of enlisted Marines. Male recruits living east of the Mississippi River and female recruits from all over the United States report here to receive their initial training. Male recruits living west of the Mississippi River receive their training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California, but may train at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island by special request. (Wikipedia).