Wait for it…wait for it…You know it’s coming and it’s just a matter of time. The right wing hates the idea of women soldiers to begin with, much less women going into battle so why would they be happy that the military is taking steps to provide armor for their significantly different physiques?
The Army has started to field test several variations of body armor to address the ongoing problem. Via Military.com:
“It rubbed on the hips, and the vests were too long in the front, so that when you had female soldiers climbing stairs or climbing up a hill or a tree, or sitting for a long time in a vehicle, that would create pressure points that in some instances could impact blood flow and cause some discomfort,” says Lt. Col. Frank Lozano, who helps develop female body armor.
There will be much complaining about “wasting money on special interests” or some such nonsense and why should the Army have to make special concessions for women, don’t they want to be treated just like men, etc. It should be noted that there are currently ELEVEN different sizes of body armor for the male soldiers so adapting for the natural variations of the human body is not a new idea in the slightest.
If the comments section is any indication, this will be a particularly shining example of misogyny. Warning! The following comments will cause anyone with a Y chromosome to experience intense embarrassment and anyone without one to experience blinding rage and/or pity:
Jul 11, 2012 12:21:39 PM
Whoa, hold on! I thought women could do anything men could do?? Quit yer cryin’ and wear the body armor.
Jul 11, 2012 12:40:22 PM
It takes more than proper fitting body Armor to make a Warrior..they will find that out.
Jul 11, 2012 1:06:55 PM
The Iron Maidens don’t need body armor. Their chances of becoming pregnant to avoid hazardous duty is much higher than their chances of having bullets bounce off their chests. What’s really needed for our female Amazons is chastity belts. On second thought, that’s not a good idea. In a few years, the majority of our soldiers will be homosexuals, which precludes the possibly of pregnancies. Maybe our thinkers in the White House and the DOD have the correct idea in turning the military into a gay festival. No pregnancies means no dependent children forthcoming, fewer concerns for families, no dependent schools needed on military posts in a few years, no raping of conquered indigenous females or males, etc. I’ve changed my mind – I have decided to fully support the gay-lesbian-tansvestite-bisexual-NAMBLA-bestiality military.
Jul 11, 2012 1:09:04 PM
Whiny little split tails. I miss the days when it was rough MEN ready to do violence on your behalf. Now it’s rough and ready men waiting on the dainty women to get their form fitting body armor just right before we can go do violence on your behalf
Jul 11, 2012 1:48:32 PM
You’re going to need more closet space because lord knows they will have to have shoes to match!
Jul 11, 2012 3:19:43 PM
“It rubbed on their hips…” I’ve never heard of men complaining about it and they’re the ones on the front lines running and dodging bullets with these vests on. And so what they ask for…is a FABULOUS body armor that really shows off their curves.