Skip to comments.Women soldiers demand sports bras to protect them on active duty (British Army)
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.
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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.
I take a 30JJ size bra and for 20 years Ive had to go out and purchase decent support myself.”
I think she chose the wrong profession.
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.
Except for maybe the oldest profession.
This initiative could definitely hold things up!
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.
Gives a whole new meaning to D-Day.
I think the attention-starved female quoted in the article only wanted to broadcast her ridiculous proportions ...
I believe the measurements for articles of attire (including bras) in the UK are not the same as those used in the US.
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.
If we replaced “sports bra” with “jock straps”, would we have a problem?
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).
I certainly hope so. I can’t imagine walking upright with those!
Yeah, there IS that...
Well yeah. Not sure how they'd fit. It would take 2 jocks for starters.
Female police are now being individually fitted for bulletproof vests shaped to their particular chest measurements
Why is this a problem? Why are they even there?
“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.”
Perhaps they should just admit that men and women are different and were never intended to do these rigorous duties in the first place.
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.
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.
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.
Thread is worthless without photos.
We spend trillions, but we are far larger.