Ali seems to be saying that she gets out of being drafted because she is a college student, not because she is female. China, Eritrea, Israel, Libya, Malaysia, North Korea, Peru, Taiwan, Egypt and Tunisia have compulsory national service for women as well as men. Also, I don’t think Ali is a feminist. I do, however, think she’s a moron.
In addition to EmKittehs info, even in the US males between 18 and 25 still have to register with the Selective Service. We don’t actively draft now, but those lists are there to be used if it’s ever reimplemented, which has happened a couple time. The most recent being the late 60s for Vietnam.
I reckon it was on another of those charming ‘U (UM 2 AR (0NTRY U SHUD SPEK AR LANGWAJ INNIT’ groups.
As in, Ah, your inherent and ironic racism reminds me of my great grandmother who was also intrinsically and yet pointlessly racist.