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Women soldiers demand sports bras to protect them on active duty (British Army)
Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:12PM BST 03 Aug 2014 | Deborah Sherwood

Posted on 08/04/2014 1:23:09 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Women soldiers could be issued with special sports bras as part of their kit to better protect them on active service.

Defense chiefs are considering “adequate support” for servicewomen after complaints that their rigorous duties risked damaging their breasts.

One solider said she had spent the last two decades having to buy her own bras because official kit is not good enough. She is also calling for the reinstatement of a “hosiery allowance” to let soldiers buy their own undergarments.

But the move could cost to Ministry of Defense hundreds of thousands of pounds to properly kit out its 15,000 servicewomen. …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: hosiery; sportsbras; womenincombat

1 posted on 08/04/2014 1:23:09 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

They can spend many BILLIONS of pounds on the dole for foreign immigrants, but a couple hundred thousand for soldiers will break the bank? Sounds like our country.


2 posted on 08/04/2014 1:26:06 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Olog-hai

“I take a 30JJ size bra and for 20 years I’ve had to go out and purchase decent support myself.”

I think she chose the wrong profession.


3 posted on 08/04/2014 1:35:33 AM PDT by Reaganez
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To: Olog-hai

TTIUWOP.


4 posted on 08/04/2014 1:42:23 AM PDT by Wingy
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To: Olog-hai; Drumbo

Holy crap. Last thing I’d wanna do is provide my bra size on some stinkin’ list maintained by/accessible to the mostly males in the platoon office. Besides, a government issue version of a bra? No thanks, I expect better satisfaction from the private market.

I think the attention-starved female quoted in the article only wanted to broadcast her ridiculous proportions - if that’s an accurate quote at all. Yikes, that’s gonna interfere with life no matter what your chosen profession, kid.


5 posted on 08/04/2014 1:47:10 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Titan Magroyne; Olog-hai; Drumbo
I think the attention-starved female quoted in the article only wanted to broadcast her ridiculous proportions - if that’s an accurate quote at all. Yikes, that’s gonna interfere with life no matter what your chosen profession, kid.

Except for maybe the oldest profession.

6 posted on 08/04/2014 2:16:54 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Olog-hai

This initiative could definitely hold things up!


7 posted on 08/04/2014 2:18:46 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Olog-hai

This is the profession I choose therefore you MUST meet my needs and by the way there are a couple of days a month when I have cramps so don’t say mean things to me.


8 posted on 08/04/2014 2:22:18 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Olog-hai

Gives a whole new meaning to D-Day.


9 posted on 08/04/2014 2:27:25 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Wingy

10 posted on 08/04/2014 2:38:16 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

I think the attention-starved female quoted in the article only wanted to broadcast her ridiculous proportions ...
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I believe the measurements for articles of attire (including bras) in the UK are not the same as those used in the US.


11 posted on 08/04/2014 2:46:05 AM PDT by octex
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To: raybbr

Too funny


12 posted on 08/04/2014 3:03:23 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

If the current bras do not provide enough support for them to do their jobs they should be given better ones. I dont see the problem here.


13 posted on 08/04/2014 3:47:41 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Olog-hai

If we replaced “sports bra” with “jock straps”, would we have a problem?


14 posted on 08/04/2014 3:51:38 AM PDT by Makana
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Precisely. These women have chosen to serve their country. Their country has a duty to equip them properly. This may seem funny to some people - fine, nothing wrong with humour - but it’s also about treating those who are willing to serve and sacrifice with respect, dignity, and proper support (pun intended).


15 posted on 08/04/2014 3:52:21 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: octex

I certainly hope so. I can’t imagine walking upright with those!


16 posted on 08/04/2014 4:10:40 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Yeah, there IS that...


17 posted on 08/04/2014 4:11:35 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Makana
If we replaced “sports bra” with “jock straps”, would we have a problem?

Well yeah. Not sure how they'd fit. It would take 2 jocks for starters.

18 posted on 08/04/2014 4:13:41 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: naturalman1975

Female police are now being individually fitted for bulletproof vests shaped to their particular chest measurements


19 posted on 08/04/2014 4:15:57 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Olog-hai

Why is this a problem? Why are they even there?


20 posted on 08/04/2014 4:20:30 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: octex

“I believe the measurements for articles of attire (including bras) in the UK are not the same as those used in the US.”

Check it out for yourself, there are differences, but a UK “JJ”, is the same thing as a US “N”. And the delta number is 14 INCHES in each case. This woman has a couple of “weapons.” That is if she can stand up long enough to “get into battle.”

http://sophisticatedpair.com/blog/?p=2507


21 posted on 08/04/2014 4:26:50 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Olog-hai
… after complaints that their rigorous duties risked damaging their breasts.

Perhaps they should just admit that men and women are different and were never intended to do these rigorous duties in the first place.

22 posted on 08/04/2014 4:43:38 AM PDT by Petrosius
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To: raybbr
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23 posted on 08/04/2014 5:33:35 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Olog-hai

I remember talking to women in the military 25 yrs. ago who told me the crappy quality of their GI underwear was one of their major headaches.


24 posted on 08/04/2014 7:03:41 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Olog-hai

given all the money wasted by defense departments in the world, this is a reasonable request and not that costly. it’s why some soldiers don’t wear underwear in the field, just too uncomfortable. of course the hard part would be choosing the appropriate camouflage pattern.


25 posted on 08/04/2014 7:47:14 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (we shouldn't fear the government. the government should fear us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We spend about £170 billion on benefits.

And whilst some of it goes to decent people entitled to benefits (genuine unemployed, the disabled, carers, child benefit for decent families), most of the workshy scroungers who get the rest are actually white British. Chavs/neds, what you’d call white trash.


26 posted on 08/04/2014 10:18:05 AM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: Vinnie
Well yeah. Not sure how they'd fit. It would take 2 jocks for starters.

Nice.

27 posted on 08/04/2014 10:21:30 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Reaganez

Thread is worthless without photos.


28 posted on 08/04/2014 10:24:20 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: TexasGator
LOL


29 posted on 08/04/2014 10:39:03 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: the scotsman

We spend trillions, but we are far larger.


30 posted on 08/04/2014 12:14:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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