I would say that it isn’t.

As of March 2016, Defense Secretary Ash Carter approved plans from all military branches to open all combat jobs to female recruits. With that change, and with the cultural changes that have occurred since the 1970s, there seems to be no reason, save for tradition and the difficulty inherent to change, not to require women to register for the draft, especially in a military that has opened up so many new positions through technological advances.

Gender equality—of which this debate is a part of—is a contentious subject, but it need not be so. The idea of gender equality does not entail placing people into jobs they are unfit for; it simply means giving everyone an equal chance to apply for those jobs, and to be fairly treated and compensated if they make the cut. When we think of ourselves as human beings, rather than dividing into warring tribes, whether those tribes be gender or sexual orientation or race or musical tastes, we strengthen ourselves. Unity results in strength, and strength is what our country needs in order to defend itself. Hillary Clinton is correct to support measures to require women to register for the draft as a part of her overall quest for equality—if we are to pursue gender equality in some areas, after all, we must pursue in every part of life.