Bringing it up to date
John Hoare pointed out that the situation was different for women, as they did not face the same pressure to enlist or the threat of conscription – although they faced many other pressures. Today, only two countries conscript women into their armed forces: Eritrea and Israel. You can support Eritrean opponents of “national service” (which they call “national slavery”) at www.stopslaveryineritrea.com/index.html. You can support Israeli feminists resisting conscription and militarism at www.newprofile.org/english.
As we have seen, John's initial determination to resign from the Officer Training Corps weakened under pressure from the headmaster and public opinion. He was later asked why he had joined the Corps in the first place.