The Patrick Madrid Show: June 18, 2024 – Hour 3

In this thought-provoking hour, Patrick tackles the tough questions surrounding women in the military and the draft. The callers share personal insights on the complexities and societal impacts of women in combat roles. Patrick delves into topics like trust, distractions in high-stakes environments, and the contrasting dedication seen between genders in military roles. This discussion reveals deep concerns about forced conscription of women and the evolving dynamics in today’s armed forces.


  • Patrick continues his conversation with Eileen about women being in the military and the complex situations that could become distractions to the mission at hand (02:11)
  • Beth – I am a military spouse and I wanted to give my take on women in the military (08:31)
  • Walter – I am enlisted and can tell you what enlisted people think about women being drafted in the military (13:51)
  • Dave – I believe the draft is necessary even during peaceful times and I object to women in combat. It’s not a place for women. (21:18)
  • Agnes – Women are too emotional to be in combat.  
  • Catherine – If we can’t even protect women from the draft then what can we protect them from? (32:32)
  • Tim – I would never fight for our government. I love this country and I was in the military but I wouldn’t do it again. (39:32)
  • Christine – If women are going to join the military and want equality then they shouldn’t have to change the standards. We don’t accept men who can’t pass the test, so why would we take women who also can’t? (43:11)
Patrick Madrid is an acclaimed public speaker and has authored or edited 26 books, which have sold over a million copies worldwide, including foreign-language editions. He hosts The Patrick Madrid Show daily on Relevant Radio.