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Slave Soldiers of Switzerland

So slavery was abolished ages ago right? Not really…

“Switzerland has mandatory military service for all able-bodied male citizens, who are conscripted when they reach the age of majority, though women may volunteer for any position.” Wikipedia

Slavery is still alive and well in 21st century Europe and people seem content so long as only young men are the ones being forced to do the labour. This reflects the way men are regarded as disposable objects for social exploitation.

Why would anyone want to protect a society that denies people their most fundamental freedoms?