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house Bill H.R. 2484

Do Women Need to Play a Larger Role in Preventing and Resolving Armed Conflict?

Argument in favor

Women need to play a larger role in global peace negotiations and conflict prevention talks, and this bill would lead to a comprehensive strategy that ensures they’re fairly represented in U.S. negotiations.

grlong's Opinion
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06/19/2017
Women and children are disproportionately affected by war. Women's voices, as the majority of the human population, should and MUST be heard.
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Danielle's Opinion
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06/19/2017
I approve of it as long as the women are qualified to be in that position. If this measure increases the training opportunities for women, I am all for it. If only people in Congress thought it would be important to have women involved in making decisions on women's reproductive rights....
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GreenArrow's Opinion
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06/20/2017
Women need to play larger roles, not only in avoiding war, but in most aspects of our society. We are so dramatically oppressive to women in America, and in insidious ways. They can do anything they want, so long as they accept their rolls will be limited in comparison to their male counter parts (such as in the military) and that they will be paid far less for the rolls they fill. We must include women far more heavily in conflict resolution, but also all others.
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Argument opposed

There doesn’t need to be a concerted effort to get women more involved in peace negotiations. If they have risen to positions in the State Department or other agencies that merit it, they’ll have a seat at the table.

TuckerWantsLiberty's Opinion
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06/19/2017
Well this is a stupid bill. As if the problem with international relations is related to an improper balance of sex hormones. No, this bill is just empty virtue signaling. Don't waste your time pushing this thing any further. It's just a distraction in the way of taking actual meaningful steps that might ease and improve international relations. You know what will prevent and resolve armed conflicts, Congress? If, after a decade and a half of blank checks to the executive branch, Congress reclaimed its Constitutional position as the only branch with the authority to initiate and sustain conflict. Stop "expressing" your "sense" and do your job. I don't care if it's a man or a woman - I want whoever can get the job of protecting liberty done!
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Jenny's Opinion
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06/19/2017
Just the best people regardless of gender
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Steve's Opinion
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06/19/2017
It's not a women or a man thing. It's being a good negotiator. How about hiring the right person for the job based off their skills not their affiliation, sex, gender, religion,etc. SKILLS!!
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed June 20th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedMay 17th, 2017

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Bill Activity

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    Introduced in House
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
  • referral
    Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
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    Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • calendar
    Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
  • action
    Mr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
  • action
    Considered under suspension of the rules.
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    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2484.
  • vote
    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • calendar
    Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 152.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed June 20th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedMay 17th, 2017

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    Women and children are disproportionately affected by war. Women's voices, as the majority of the human population, should and MUST be heard.
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    Well this is a stupid bill. As if the problem with international relations is related to an improper balance of sex hormones. No, this bill is just empty virtue signaling. Don't waste your time pushing this thing any further. It's just a distraction in the way of taking actual meaningful steps that might ease and improve international relations. You know what will prevent and resolve armed conflicts, Congress? If, after a decade and a half of blank checks to the executive branch, Congress reclaimed its Constitutional position as the only branch with the authority to initiate and sustain conflict. Stop "expressing" your "sense" and do your job. I don't care if it's a man or a woman - I want whoever can get the job of protecting liberty done!
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    Just the best people regardless of gender
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    I approve of it as long as the women are qualified to be in that position. If this measure increases the training opportunities for women, I am all for it. If only people in Congress thought it would be important to have women involved in making decisions on women's reproductive rights....
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    Women need to play larger roles, not only in avoiding war, but in most aspects of our society. We are so dramatically oppressive to women in America, and in insidious ways. They can do anything they want, so long as they accept their rolls will be limited in comparison to their male counter parts (such as in the military) and that they will be paid far less for the rolls they fill. We must include women far more heavily in conflict resolution, but also all others.
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    This makes way too much sense, it will never pass the House
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    It's not a women or a man thing. It's being a good negotiator. How about hiring the right person for the job based off their skills not their affiliation, sex, gender, religion,etc. SKILLS!!
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    Assuming she is otherwise qualified, I see no reason why half the population is being kept out of any discussion that effects all of us.
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    I disagree with the suggestion that women need a law to gain access to important roles on military or peacekeeping teams and I especially dismiss the idea that women are specifically needed for peacekeeping. Women should have more access at all levels of government and military but this very specific and patronizing legislation is like identifying a loophole to sneak in some women. How about better training at all levels so leaders can find better opportunities for already qualified women?
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    This specific bill seems like a non-issue to me, but it gets my support for referencing honest research
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    Let's be clear here; yes women are needed on the international stage but before women can be on the international stage people need to vote for women to be our representative. How about a bill that stops men from mansplaining; making body image an issue; making "tone of voice" mean something; public degrading of women in the media. When a woman has the right to choose the way she contributes her life to her community we all benefit.
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    I don't see why not. Of course women should have a greater role to play in conflict prevention and resolution!
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    There is no need to use gender quotas in international affairs. If a woman is qualified to assist as a negotiator or has a relevant skill set appropriate to the occasion then yes engage her for the position. But to bring on a woman just for the purpose of being a woman demeans those who work hard to gain the necessary skills and allows those with political connections to get notified more easily. The goal of any negotiation is to have the best qualified team at your beck and call. Not the most politically correct team to play well in the press.
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    An important part of equality is having the opportunity to participate in all phases of human endeavor. Women deserve the opportunity to protect our country, be heros
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    This is such a silly bill, but if this it what it takes to get Congress to look around and realize that it's 2017 and women are STILL underrepresented in politics, then so be it.
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    Sexism is still rampant in the US. We need more female leaders, and females need to be treated with more respect. The recent treatment of Kamala Harris as she was questioning Jeff Sessions is a good example of the covert and overt disrespect with which women are treated. Then for Senator Harris to be called "hysterical" by a commentator was blatant sexism. This disrespect demeans women, blocks many from obtaining positions of power, and delegitimizes their voices and actions. Women are roughly half our population, and should be roughly half of all our legislators.
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    While this is a no brainer, but might be the only way women will be considered.
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    While I generally don't like implying that "all women are good at ______" or "all men are bad at ________", it's simply true that bringing multiple perspectives enhances conflict resolution, and most women have been raised to be more attentive to the complex social and emotional factors required to build peace and end conflict. Women also have a unique capacity to engage other women in conflict zones, and those women are so often the key to making plans stick in conflict-prone communities.
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    Women are typically more compassionate and they bring a different set of views to sensitive issues such as these. Having women there to help resolve conflicts could mean a more peaceful resolution.
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    SOCIETY NEEDS, WOMEN TO PLAY AT LEAST A 51% ROLL IN CONFLICT PREVENTION , MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION FOR THE SURVIVAL OF THE HUMAN SPECIES, NOT JUST ONLY FOR WOMEN !! THOSE THAT SEEK TO INTERFERE IN THE MOST QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL WHEN THAT INDIVIDUAL HAPPENS TO BE FEMALE MUST FOR THE SAKE OF HUMAN SURVIVAL, GET OUT OF THE WAY !!! THIS INCLUDES THE ENTIRE DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES FOR ALL FEMALES !! PERMANENTLY !!!! THE SIMPLISTIC AND OBSOLETE THINKING IS THAT, ALL WE NEED IS SKILLED COMPETITIVE NEGOTIATION ! MORE OF THE SAME OLD, SAME OLD !! AN ABSOLUTELY FALSE PREMISE !! THIS BILL REFLECTS A CRITICAL ABSOLUTE, WITH REGARD TO THE SURVIVAL OF OUR HUMAN SPECIES LINKED TO PROVEN, GENETIC, INHERENT, GENDER DIFFERENCES. IN VIRTUALLY ALL MAMMAL SPECIES INCLUDING HUMANS, FEMALES HAVE BEEN GENETICALLY DESIGNED MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY AS THE LAST, AND BEST, DEFENSE OF THE OFFSPRING. THIS IS WHY WOMEN MUST BE GIVEN IN ALL LEVELS OF SOCIETY THE HIGHEST AND MOST POWERFUL LEADERSHIP POSITIONS, AS WELL AS IN ALL OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS, IN CONFLICT PREVENTION, MANAGEMENT, AND RESOLUTION, ESPECIALLY IN ALL LEVELS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNMENT ACROSS OUR NATION. CONFLICT PREVENTION , MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION REQUIRES FAULTLESS IMPULSE CONTROL, INCLUDING EXPERT EMOTIONAL, MATURITY, BONDED WITH A HIGH INTELLECT, BROAD EDUCATION, TOLERANCE AND COMPASSION FOR ONESELF, AND OTHERS, THAT ARE LIKE, AND UNLIKE ONESELF, AS WELL AS POSSESSING AN ADVANCED ABILITY FOR NEGOTIATION, AND DIRECT, EXPERIENTIAL, UNDERSTANDING OF HARD REALITY. IT IS A PROVEN FACT OF LIFE THAT GENERALLY HUMAN FEMALES MATURE SOONER AND MORE PROFOUNDLY OVER THEIR ENTIRE LIFE SPANS THAN HUMAN MALES. JUST LIKE IT IS A PROVEN FACT THAT MALES ARE GENERALLY MORE MUSCULAR IN THEIR UPPER BODIES. GENERALLY SPEAKING, IT IS PROVEN THAT SOCIALLY, MOST MEN TEND TO REACT IMPULSIVELY TO LIFES PRESSURES WITH PERSONAL ANTAGONISM AND AGGRESSIVE COMPETITION IN FAVOR OF PREDOMINANTLY THEMSELVES, AND A FEW INTIMATES. WHERE AS GENERALLY MOST WOMEN TEND TO RESPOND TO LIFES PRESSURES MORE THOUGHTFULLY, WITH LESS PERSONAL COMPETITION AND WITH A MORE INCLUSIVE ATTITUDE OF AN INTERRELATED NEED AND COOPERATION FOR ALL CONCERNED. WOMEN GENERALLY THINK IN TERMS OF COOPERATIVELY INSURING THE WELFARE OF THE ENTIRE PROGENY IN GENERATIONS TO COME, WHERE AS MEN GENERALLY SPEAKING THINK IN TERMS COMPETITIVELY OF THEIR PERSONAL PRIVATE WELFARE WITH LITTLE OR NO CONSIDERATION FOR THE WELFARE OF FUTURE GENERATIONS OF THE COLLECTIVE PROGENY. WE AS HUMANS MUST PROTECT OUR NEST WE SHARE WITH ALL OTHER LIFE FORMS ON OUR ONE AND ONLY LONG TERM OPERATIONAL COMMUNAL SPACESHIP, EARTH, AS A BALANCED ENVIRONMENT FOR THE SUSTENANCE OF OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS OF PROGENY TO COME. WOMEN ARE BY GENETIC NATURE MOST SUITED AS LEADERS FOR FULFILLING THE NEEDS OF HUMAN SURVIVAL IN MODERN TIMES. WE HUMANS AS A SPECIES MUST ADAPT OUR SOCIETIES TO ADDRESS AND FIT THE NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS OF OUR PLANET. IMMEDIATELY AND WITHOUT ANY COMPETITIVE PRIDEFUL HESITATION !!! WE DO NOT HAVE THE LUXURY OF INFINITE TIME, AS IF WE HAVE INFINITE RESOURCES AND INFINITE BENEVOLENT CLIMATES, OR INFINITE CHANCES FOR MISTAKES !!! REGARDLESS OF WHY, THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING, IT MOST ASSUREDLY IS, CHANGING, AND CHANGING MORE RAPIDLY THAN EVER BEFORE IN GEOLOGICAL TIME. WE MUST DO WHAT WE CAN TO SLOW ITS CHANGE, WHILE WE MUST ADAPT OUR SOCIETIES TO A NEW NORMAL OF WORLD CHANGE. TO CONTINUE THIS DISJOINTED, OBSOLETE, LOPSIDED, DOG EAT DOG APPROACH TO WORLD GOVERNANCE IS SUICIDE.
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