Your Gender Does Not Register

| CO, USA | Learning | December 5, 2016

(When I was registering as a freshman at my university, I handed the guy doing work study at the registration desk all my completed paperwork and my driver’s license. The following conversation took place.)

Guy: “Uh, we can’t get you into classes until you register for Selective Service.”

Me: “No, I don’t have to do that.”

(This is something mandatory for all MALES in the US at age 18 so the government can draft them into the military if we were to go to war.)

Guy: “Uh, yeah, you do. Says here you’re 18, so we can’t let you in until you register.

Me: “Uh, no, I’m a girl.”

Guy: “So what?”

Me: “That’s only for guys.”

Guy: “But you haven’t registered.”

Me: “Yeah. I’m FEMALE.”

Guy: “Are you sure?”

Me: “Let me speak to your supervisor…”

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