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(Politico)   U.S. army directs its media corp to use only images of ugly female soldiers in published materials, presumably to avoid a sure-defeat in an arms race with the Israelis   (politico.com ) divider line
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-11-20 12:02:41 PM  
This is why you have strategy discussions by voice, not text.
 
2013-11-20 12:03:23 PM  
Most women (and to be fair, most dudes) look like crap in the field, or downrange in a combat zone.  Even hot female troops.

If she's made-up, it's going to look like it's either staged, or like she's an idiot putting on make-up just to roll out on a convoy.

IIRC, the "Female Engaement Teams" of U.S. female soldiers and Marines, who work with local Afghan women, are also discouraged from wearing make-up when they're out on FET missions, as the Afghan women perceive it as something only whores do.

I remember when the Air Force had its first female Thunderbird pilot (the USAF's version of the Blue Angels).  She had so much make-up caked on her face for her publicity photos, I was wondering if she'd even be able to get a tight seal with her oxygen mask.
 
2013-11-20 12:48:03 PM  

Sgt Otter: I remember when the Air Force had its first female Thunderbird pilot (the USAF's version of the Blue Angels).  She had so much make-up caked on her face for her publicity photos, I was wondering if she'd even be able to get a tight seal with her oxygen mask.


Chair Force joke in 3...2...
 
2013-11-20 12:52:52 PM  
Maybe this will also reduce the amount of sexual assaults female soldiers endure.

Oh who am I kidding.
 
2013-11-20 12:52:58 PM  
Outside of beauty products, I thought only using the plain and ugly in ALL advertising was the norm.
 
2013-11-20 12:53:32 PM  
WHERE ARE THE ISRAELI FEMALE SOLDIERS??

what the fark is wrong with fark?
 
2013-11-20 12:53:51 PM  
I guess it's too early for the pics of the hot Israeli female soldiers.

/I'll check back later......
 
2013-11-20 12:54:08 PM  

ZAZ: This is why you have strategy discussions by voice, not text.


This. The idea is good, it just sounds bad when it's broadcast out of context (context being among people who distribute photos for the Army).
 
2013-11-20 12:55:32 PM  
The point is that the army isn't a fashion shoot, and they don't pick physically attractive male soldiers for informational materials, why would they do it for females?(other than a double standard).  If female soldiers happen to be more attractive than average, it shouldn't be a problem, but it definitely shouldn't be a goal.
 
2013-11-20 12:56:50 PM  
I like the girl next door look, myself.  USAF

www.truthorfiction.com
 
2013-11-20 12:57:51 PM  

Sgt Otter: Most women (and to be fair, most dudes) look like crap in the field, or downrange in a combat zone.  Even hot female troops.

If she's made-up, it's going to look like it's either staged...



What do you mean?

img.fark.net
 
2013-11-20 12:59:04 PM  

d23: WHERE ARE THE ISRAELI FEMALE SOLDIERS??

what the fark is wrong with fark?


Here: Mildly NSFW
 
2013-11-20 01:00:21 PM  

ikanreed: The point is that the army isn't a fashion shoot, and they don't pick physically attractive male soldiers for informational materials, why would they do it for females?(other than a double standard).  If female soldiers happen to be more attractive than average, it shouldn't be a problem, but it definitely shouldn't be a goal.


I'm not sure I'd go there.  The Navy has a long history of picking physically attractive men for their ceremonial units.  It has nothing to do with fitness, all appearance.  RRMV in the Army.
 
2013-11-20 01:02:39 PM  
Advantage IDF

www.evilmilk.com
 
2013-11-20 01:03:36 PM  

KidneyStone: I like the girl next door look, myself.  USAF

[www.truthorfiction.com image 850x499]


static.fjcdn.com
 
2013-11-20 01:06:12 PM  
Subby thinks average-looking = ugly?
 
2013-11-20 01:06:55 PM  

Sgt Otter: the Afghan women perceive it as something only whores do


You know what a true whore is?
It's a woman that lets a man tell her what to do because god told him he was allowed to.

Fark them. they can stand up for them selves or GTFO.
 
2013-11-20 01:07:15 PM  

Sgt Otter: Most women (and to be fair, most dudes) look like crap in the field, or downrange in a combat zone.  Even hot female troops.

If she's made-up, it's going to look like it's either staged, or like she's an idiot putting on make-up just to roll out on a convoy.


Reading this I couldn't help but think that you consider women attractive only when they are wearing make-up. Could be wrong, but that's how I read it.

Now to my point...

My take on the use of "average-looking" women is not about percieved capability, but about the same issue that kept women out of combat for so long:  We don't like the idea of pretty women being killed, captured, raped, tortured by the enemy, so seeing a pretty woman in combat gear will weaken our support of the US Military.
 
2013-11-20 01:07:17 PM  
"when [public affairs officers] choose photos that glamorize women (such as in the attached article), we undermine our own efforts. Please use 'real' photos that are typical, not exceptional."

A perfectly sensible position to take. People making a big deal out of this are just idiots looking to find something to biatch about.
 
2013-11-20 01:10:15 PM  

vudukungfu: You know what a true whore is?
It's a woman that lets a man tell her what to do because god told him he was allowed to.

Fark them. they can stand up for them selves or GTFO.


But enough about the orthodox Israelis.
 
2013-11-20 01:10:16 PM  

vudukungfu: Sgt Otter: the Afghan women perceive it as something only whores do

You know what a true whore is?
It's a woman that lets a man tell her what to do because god told him he was allowed to.

Fark them. they can stand up for them selves or GTFO.


I kind of agree, but you're asking people to overcome their cultural programming. That's not as easy as just saying, "Hey, stop behaving the same way that all of your role-models behaved for hundreds of generations," and them saying, "OK, no probs."
 
2013-11-20 01:12:04 PM  
Bu-bu-but misogyny!
 
2013-11-20 01:12:18 PM  

ikanreed: they don't pick physically attractive male soldiers for informational materials,


Uh, yeah, they do.
I worked with a guy in the USAF that was clearly recruited to the position of poster boy SP. His assignment was the White house. He did it for a while and was rotated out. He looked like Doctor Frankenfurter's invention but 35-10.
He literally knew only the manual of arms for the M-16. That was it. He had 6 stripes and was dumber than a bag of hammers. I wouldn't even let him drive and I had but two stripes. His role was to look pretty in random photos anyone took of any thing at the white house. He must have farked up to get sent to my post because as cushy as it was (No humping planes) it was still in the farking desert.
 
2013-11-20 01:13:33 PM  
Maybe I am missing something, but the only women I served with were bull dykes or holy crap ugly as hell. Then again all these teachers banging students I never had one decent looking teacher even worth hitting on.
 
2013-11-20 01:13:36 PM  

technicolor-misfit


What do you mean?


It looks like one of them is wearing the hardhat backwards.

img.fark.net
 
2013-11-20 01:14:54 PM  

One Bad Apple: KidneyStone: I like the girl next door look, myself.  USAF

[www.truthorfiction.com image 850x499]

[static.fjcdn.com image 640x425]


Pearls.
 
2013-11-20 01:16:21 PM  

Sgt Otter: as something only whores do.


This is not true?
 
2013-11-20 01:18:11 PM  
Funny, I have yet to see an ugly female soldier.  My eyesight could be biased though. I only see the ones that finally left service.  2 of them have had kids, and still look beautiful.
 
2013-11-20 01:18:28 PM  

vudukungfu: ikanreed: they don't pick physically attractive male soldiers for informational materials,

Uh, yeah, they do.
I worked with a guy in the USAF that was clearly recruited to the position of poster boy SP. His assignment was the White house. He did it for a while and was rotated out. He looked like Doctor Frankenfurter's invention but 35-10.
He literally knew only the manual of arms for the M-16. That was it. He had 6 stripes and was dumber than a bag of hammers. I wouldn't even let him drive and I had but two stripes. His role was to look pretty in random photos anyone took of any thing at the white house. He must have farked up to get sent to my post because as cushy as it was (No humping planes) it was still in the farking desert.


I think I understood one or two of those sentences.

Can you say that again, translating the military jargon for us common folk? I mean what the hell does "dumber than a bag of hammers mean" anyway?
 
2013-11-20 01:18:56 PM  
One Bad Apple

Those aren't diamonds, look more like (fake?) pearls.

And now, we seque into prince

If I gave you diamonds and pearls
Would you be a happy boy or a girl
If I could I would give you the world
But all I can do is just offer you my love

Which one of us is right, if we always fight
Why can't we just let love decide
Am I the weaker man because I understand
That love must be the master plan

If I gave you diamonds and pearls
Would you be a happy boy or a girl
If I could I would give you the world
But all I can do is just offer you my love

D to the I to the A to the M
O to the N to the D to the pearls of love
D to the I to the A to the M
O to the N to the D to the pearls of love

There will come a time, when love will blow your mind
And everything you'll look for you'll find
That will be the time, that everything will shine
So bright it makes you colorblind
 
2013-11-20 01:19:55 PM  

parkke0108:


Pearls.


Practically invisible then. Forget everything.
 
2013-11-20 01:21:19 PM  
One Bad Apple: Practically invisible then. Forget everything.

Hey, if you can't tell the difference between a diamond and pearl ... you have no business in sniper training :P
 
2013-11-20 01:24:46 PM  
greengurlz.com
www.buzzinn.net
2.bp.blogspot.com
www.thewallofchampions.com
I guess it really depends on your preference, but I'm calling number 2 the hottest girl on the interwebs

/a thing for women in full uniform, I has it
 
2013-11-20 01:25:37 PM  
img.fark.net

What an average Army female might look like.
/except maybe a good 30+ lbs heavier.
//Army female
 
2013-11-20 01:28:17 PM  

One Bad Apple: KidneyStone: I like the girl next door look, myself.  USAF

[www.truthorfiction.com image 850x499]

[static.fjcdn.com image 640x425]


That's not a diamond.
 
2013-11-20 01:30:34 PM  

Gomamon: [img.fark.net image 478x720]

What an average Army female might look like.
/except maybe a good 30+ lbs heavier.
//Army female


She needs to keep the muzzle out of the dirt.
 
2013-11-20 01:32:14 PM  
I can tell you as a military person, there are two scales for basing the beauty of people. One for home station and one for deployed. Deployed automatically adds +5.
 
2013-11-20 01:33:42 PM  

ReapTheChaos: A perfectly sensible position to take. People making a big deal out of this are just idiots looking to find something to biatch about.


This.

I also like the comment in TFA "from an Army source" who says, "it scares me to think that these people are involved in gender integration."

Why? Because they are so prejudiced that they deign to judge whether a woman looks more attractive than average? Typical sexist pig hyper-male attitudes, believing they can bestow a judgement of beauty upon any sister.

Well, let me tell ya, after a couple months downrange, they all look like Israeli army calendar girls. And when you're contemplating a cultural change as significant as integrating groups of people previously excluded from the thing you're integrating them into, it's going to take some frank discussion about the realities. Especially when it concerns something so biologically ingrained as penis + vagina = fun.
 
2013-11-20 01:33:57 PM  
Beauty is relative.

Particularly down range.

Very, very particularly.
 
2013-11-20 01:34:25 PM  

Cymbal: Maybe this will also reduce the amount of sexual assaults female soldiers endure.

Oh who am I kidding.


This is what I don't understand...

They have guns and access to other things that go bang and boom... why the fark would you rape a woman and think nothing of it?  All they have to do is wait for you to be engaged in a fire fight and either not watch your back so they don't have to kill you or just kill you.
 
2013-11-20 01:34:50 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: technicolor-misfit

What do you mean?


It looks like one of them is wearing the hardhat backwards.


img.fark.net

"Hardhats" - I get it.  Nice...
 
2013-11-20 01:35:17 PM  

Zul the Magnificent: Gomamon: [img.fark.net image 478x720]

What an average Army female might look like.
/except maybe a good 30+ lbs heavier.
//Army female

She needs to keep the muzzle out of the dirt.


The rifle's or hers?
 
2013-11-20 01:39:12 PM  

Zul the Magnificent:


She needs to keep the muzzle out of the dirt.


That's a sexual harassment charge for pointing that out.
 
2013-11-20 01:44:26 PM  

Cymbal: what the hell does "dumber than a bag of hammers mean" anyway?


That should be clear as beer piss, young man.
 
2013-11-20 01:44:31 PM  
media.naplesnews.com

...DOWNRANGE, THREE WEEKS LATER....

www.idfinfo.co.il
 
2013-11-20 01:47:56 PM  

Gomamon: [img.fark.net image 478x720]

What an average Army female might look like.
/except maybe a good 30+ lbs heavier.
//Army female


IDK about anybody else, but that is what I call a hot mess.
 
2013-11-20 01:48:37 PM  

Stabone33: ...DOWNRANGE, THREE WEEKS LATER....


I'll take the one on the right.
 
2013-11-20 01:49:18 PM  

noitsnot: Englebert Slaptyback: technicolor-misfit

What do you mean?


It looks like one of them is wearing the hardhat backwards.

[img.fark.net image 630x420]

"Hardhats" - I get it.  Nice...


To be fair,  I see guys wearing hardhats backwards all the time. The weirder thing is, why does that Ipad looked shopped the hell in?
 
2013-11-20 01:49:50 PM  

ld2gj: I can tell you as a military person, there are two scales for basing the beauty of people. One for home station and one for deployed. Deployed automatically adds +5.


Ah yes... The Desert Queen.
But I suppose for some people, anything after 365 days alone will look good.
 
2013-11-20 01:49:52 PM  
Not fair to compare a volunteer service to a mandatory service. One brings in people who are willing, the other brings in everybody.
 
2013-11-20 01:50:28 PM  
Are they saying that the woman in the picture isn't attractive? She's all right in my book.
 
2013-11-20 01:50:42 PM  

Iblis824: The weirder thing is, why does that Ipad looked shopped the hell in?


They removed the logo.
 
2013-11-20 01:50:57 PM  

noitsnot: Englebert Slaptyback: technicolor-misfit

What do you mean?


It looks like one of them is wearing the hardhat backwards.

[img.fark.net image 630x420]

"Hardhats" - I get it.  Nice...


Preference? front/back?
 
2013-11-20 01:55:18 PM  

Gomamon: [img.fark.net image 478x720]

What an average Army female might look like.
/except maybe a good 30+ lbs heavier.
//Army female


Does anyone besides me see a problem in this picture?
 
2013-11-20 02:00:11 PM  
Well in Israel this is a combat soldier (yes Israel has women in ground infantry units)
same women in both pics
www.theblaze.com
israelity.com

and this one, Esti Ginsburg, is a professional model who has been in Swimsuit edition three times (http://si.com/vault/swimsuit/model/esti_ginzburg/index.htm), uniform does not do her justice

www.heebmagazine.com
www.solveisraelsproblems.com

and here is the rest of the IDF

upload.wikimedia.org
www.theblaze.com
www.theblaze.com
3.bp.blogspot.com
1.bp.blogspot.com
usmilitaryveteran.com
4.bp.blogspot.com
3.bp.blogspot.com
www.wired.com
img.jspace.com
www.haaretz.com
militaryfox.com
www.theblaze.com
2.bp.blogspot.com
www.theblaze.com
www.theblaze.com
www.theblaze.com
www.theblaze.com
www.theblaze.com
www.theblaze.com
www.theblaze.com
 
2013-11-20 02:00:38 PM  

cwolf20: Funny, I have yet to see an ugly female soldier.  My eyesight could be biased though. I only see the ones that finally left service.  2 of them have had kids, and still look beautiful.


I got a tour of some Nimitz class carrier (Think it was TR) and saw women who were cultivating facial hair.  You'd have to be blind not to notice they were ugly.
 
2013-11-20 02:01:21 PM  

Kahabut: Gomamon: [img.fark.net image 478x720]

What an average Army female might look like.
/except maybe a good 30+ lbs heavier.
//Army female

Does anyone besides me see a problem in this picture?



What, the fact that she's wearing the old uniform, and that she could have just as easily been Air Force?
 
2013-11-20 02:02:07 PM  
jedihirsch wins the thread.

/so far
//batter up!
///slashies in threes
 
2013-11-20 02:03:51 PM  

jigger: Are they saying that the woman in the picture isn't attractive? She's all right in my book.


No... the opposite:

"There is a general tendency to select nice looking women when we select a photo to go with an article (where the article does not reference a specific person). It might behoove us to select more average looking women for our comms strategy. For example, the attached article shows a pretty woman, wearing make-up while on deployed duty. Such photos undermine the rest of the message (and may even make people ask if breaking a nail is considered hazardous duty),"
 
2013-11-20 02:04:14 PM  

jigger: Are they saying that the woman in the picture isn't attractive? She's all right in my book.


I think that's exactly the point.
 
2013-11-20 02:05:27 PM  

jedihirsch: Well in Israel this is a combat soldier (yes Israel has women in ground infantry units)
same women in both pics
[www.theblaze.com image 489x325]
[israelity.com image 465x348]

and this one, Esti Ginsburg, is a professional model who has been in Swimsuit edition three times (http://si.com/vault/swimsuit/model/esti_ginzburg/index.htm), uniform does not do her justice

[www.heebmagazine.com image 305x254]
[www.solveisraelsproblems.com image 450x450]

and here is the rest of the IDF

[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x1286]
[www.theblaze.com image 400x268]
[www.theblaze.com image 600x449]
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 380x279]
[usmilitaryveteran.com image 600x449]
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x264]
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 358x400]
[www.wired.com image 800x532]
[img.jspace.com image 304x304]
[www.haaretz.com image 640x370]
[militaryfox.com image 530x398]
[www.theblaze.com image 582x620]
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x568]
[www.theblaze.com image 620x409]
[www.theblaze.com image 537x362]
[www.theblaze.com image 450x299]
[www.theblaze.com image 639x425]
[www.theblaze.com image 249x357]
[www.theblaze.com image 674x432]
[www.theblaze.com image 500x399]


Yeah, because the State of Israel is terrible at PR. . .
 
2013-11-20 02:06:20 PM  
The directive was to use "average looking".

If you make that "average looking" for women in the Army who pass the Army physical fitness test and height/weight standards...

Ummm...

They clean up pretty well.

/sad that too many women don't pass the APFT or height/weight.
 
2013-11-20 02:06:58 PM  

George Babbitt: jedihirsch: Well in Israel this is a combat soldier (yes Israel has women in ground infantry units)
same women in both pics
[www.theblaze.com image 489x325]
[israelity.com image 465x348]

and this one, Esti Ginsburg, is a professional model who has been in Swimsuit edition three times (http://si.com/vault/swimsuit/model/esti_ginzburg/index.htm), uniform does not do her justice

[www.heebmagazine.com image 305x254]
[www.solveisraelsproblems.com image 450x450]

and here is the rest of the IDF

[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x1286]
[www.theblaze.com image 400x268]
[www.theblaze.com image 600x449]
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 380x279]
[usmilitaryveteran.com image 600x449]
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 400x264]
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 358x400]
[www.wired.com image 800x532]
[img.jspace.com image 304x304]
[www.haaretz.com image 640x370]
[militaryfox.com image 530x398]
[www.theblaze.com image 582x620]
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 850x568]
[www.theblaze.com image 620x409]
[www.theblaze.com image 537x362]
[www.theblaze.com image 450x299]
[www.theblaze.com image 639x425]
[www.theblaze.com image 249x357]
[www.theblaze.com image 674x432]
[www.theblaze.com image 500x399]

Yeah, because the State of Israel is terrible at PR. . .


I don't care about the PR, hot chicks with guns, are hot chicks with guns
 
2013-11-20 02:08:15 PM  

beerrun: I guess it's too early for the pics of the hot Israeli female soldiers.

/I'll check back later......


What about kaddafi's amazon guard, aka fox force five?
 
2013-11-20 02:10:51 PM  

ld2gj: I can tell you as a military person, there are two scales for basing the beauty of people. One for home station and one for deployed. Deployed automatically adds +5.


How many times did you have your turn in the barrel?
 
2013-11-20 02:16:46 PM  

jedihirsch: I don't care about the PR, hot chicks with guns, are hot chicks with guns


I'm just saying that this article is about the U.S. taking that away from you because they don't want to show you just the hot ones like the Israelis do.
 
2013-11-20 02:20:29 PM  
Both of my parents were career Army. In my experience, if you're looking to the military for hot chicks, you are going to be disappointed. There are some, but they are few, and far-between.
 
2013-11-20 02:29:47 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Both of my parents were career Army. In my experience, if you're looking to the military for hot chicks, you are going to be disappointed. There are some, but they are few, and far-between.


and they don't want you
 
2013-11-20 02:35:58 PM  
No love for the Norks?
static2.businessinsider.com
 
2013-11-20 02:37:21 PM  

cwolf20: Funny, I have yet to see an ugly female soldier.  My eyesight could be biased though. I only see the ones that finally left service.  2 of them have had kids, and still look beautiful.


You must not have been anywhere near the signal corps. I think ugly is a prerequisite for that branch.
 
2013-11-20 02:37:33 PM  
highadventure.mordor.ch
Brinig it on!
 
2013-11-20 02:38:05 PM  

One Bad Apple: KidneyStone: I like the girl next door look, myself.  USAF

[www.truthorfiction.com image 850x499]

[static.fjcdn.com image 640x425]



i1264.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-20 02:54:55 PM  
"This just in, the public is shallow and obnoxious, adjust your strategy to match," is not a news story, no matter how many times you try.
 
2013-11-20 03:20:33 PM  
Naturally BibleWhore.com is all over this. Just kidding, they have their panties in a wad over Adam Levine.
 
2013-11-20 03:23:06 PM  
As a Soldier I think the article makes complete sense, you shouldn't use models in posed pictures to show what women in combat look like.  Or anyone in combat for that matter.
 
2013-11-20 03:35:46 PM  

Meatsim1: As a Soldier I think the article makes complete sense, you shouldn't use models in posed pictures to show what women in combat look like.  Or anyone in combat for that matter.


What if they are hors de combat?
 
2013-11-20 04:00:11 PM  

Gomamon: What an average Army female might look like.
/except maybe a good 30+ lbs heavier.
//Army female


And if you can't see that she would clean up very well, I don't know what to tell you. Get her out of the field, in a pair of glasses that compliment her face (or contacts), a little makeup, and an outfit that matches her color wheel better than BDUs, she'd look very different.

Style the strawberry-blonde hair, and consider that she's working out at least 3 mornings a week...
 
2013-11-20 04:05:29 PM  

Gomamon: What an average Army female might look like.
/except maybe a good 30+ lbs heavier.
//Army female


See now I find her sexy in a geek way. It's the frex and somewhat reddish hair. The disheveled, save-me look works for her.

Couldn't they get her a helmet that fits? And what's with the dirt-blocked gun barrel?
 
2013-11-20 04:08:18 PM  

Gonz: Gomamon: What an average Army female might look like.
/except maybe a good 30+ lbs heavier.
//Army female

And if you can't see that she would clean up very well, I don't know what to tell you. Get her out of the field, in a pair of glasses that compliment her face (or contacts), a little makeup, and an outfit that matches her color wheel better than BDUs, she'd look very different.

Style the strawberry-blonde hair,
and consider that she's working out at least 3 mornings a week...


Clean and fit? All set.
 
KIA
2013-11-20 04:08:49 PM  
Women who can hump a pack, shoot a gun, live off a MRE and do it all without biatching (or at least deferring biatching until later) and without a need for excessive prep time are automatically hotter than their limited-use, high-maintenance, fussy, over-analytical, whiny demanding competition.

Of course, it's all you know what in the you know where amirite?
 
2013-11-20 04:25:25 PM  

Gonz: Gomamon: What an average Army female might look like.
/except maybe a good 30+ lbs heavier.
//Army female

And if you can't see that she would clean up very well, I don't know what to tell you. Get her out of the field, in a pair of glasses that compliment her face (or contacts), a little makeup, and an outfit that matches her color wheel better than BDUs, she'd look very different.

Style the strawberry-blonde hair, and consider that she's working out at least 3 mornings a week...


Srsly. As is, she's a cute little hottie.

Cleaned up, I bet even I wouldn't toss her out of the bed.
 
2013-11-20 04:28:10 PM  

MythDragon: No love for the Norks?
[static2.businessinsider.com image 400x300]


or the Ruskies.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-20 04:30:34 PM  
TFA makes a good point. Using dolled up pretty girls as models implies that a combat-related job is "so easy you can do it without breaking a nail or smearing your eyeliner." This may cause women who cannot handle the job to apply for it and subsequently fail themselves and their fellow troops miserably, which of course promotes the "women can't do this job" stereotype.

Better to show the people who do those jobs as they really are: dirty, sweaty, tired, burdened by heavy equipment, etc. You'd have a better chance of attracting qualified applicants instead of pretty, pretty princesses who can't do the gig.

/Ah don't care how hot you are. Everybody looks like hell warmed over for the duration of Basic Training.
 
2013-11-20 04:39:40 PM  
Today I learned that I joined the wrong army.
 
2013-11-20 05:01:14 PM  
Cymbal:

I think I understood one or two of those sentences.

Can you say that again, translating the military jargon for us common folk? I mean what the hell does "dumber than a bag of hammers mean" anyway?



Uh, yeah, they do.
I worked with a guy in the  [United States Air Force]that was clearly recruited to the position of poster boy [Security Police......MP for the AF]. His assignment was the [place the president lives]. He did it for a while and was  [transfered] out. He looked like [Doctor Frankenfurter's = Tim Curry's character in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.  His invention was a muscle bound, blond hair sex toy of a man] but [35-10 is the old AF grooming and appearance regulation.  In the AF "35-10" is often used as an adjective to describe someones appearance]
He literally knew only the manual of arms for the [rifle]. That was it. He had [6 stripes = Tech Seargent (E-6)]and was ["dumber than a bag of hammers" = full retard]. I wouldn't even let him drive and I had but [two stripes = Airman First Class (E-3)]. His role was to look pretty in random photos anyone took of any thing at the [place the president lives]. He must have farked up to get sent to my  [base......people in the AF don't say post]because as cushy as it was ([No humping planes = working with or around airplanes in some fashion]) it was still in the [farking desert......the author of the post was based in some desert location with TSgt Retard].


Hope this helps
 
2013-11-20 05:05:36 PM  

KIA: Women who can hump a pack, shoot a gun, live off a MRE and do it all without biatching (or at least deferring biatching until later) and without a need for excessive prep time are automatically hotter than their limited-use, high-maintenance, fussy, over-analytical, whiny demanding competition.

Of course, it's all you know what in the you know where amirite?


Nice try but I still want my Cherry 2000
 
2013-11-20 05:20:24 PM  

FullMetalPanda: Cymbal: Maybe this will also reduce the amount of sexual assaults female soldiers endure.

Oh who am I kidding.

This is what I don't understand...

They have guns and access to other things that go bang and boom... why the fark would you rape a woman and think nothing of it?  All they have to do is wait for you to be engaged in a fire fight and either not watch your back so they don't have to kill you or just kill you.

"


Why don't you ask the thousands of men sexually assaulted in the military?

And that is not a new thing.  I remember talking to a WWII vet who talked about going thru Italy and he saw a couple service members going at it in a bombed out building, they beat the shiat out of him and raped him for sticking his nose where it did not belong.

Here is something more recent though.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/24/us/in-debate-over-military-sexual- as sault-men-are-overlooked-victims.html?_r=0

" In its latest report on sexual assault, the Pentagon estimated that 26,000 service members experienced unwanted sexual contact in 2012, up from 19,000 in 2010. Of those cases, the Pentagon says, 53 percent involved attacks on men, mostly by other men.  "
 
2013-11-20 05:39:58 PM  

mojodragon: Kahabut: Gomamon: [img.fark.net image 478x720]

What an average Army female might look like.
/except maybe a good 30+ lbs heavier.
//Army female

Does anyone besides me see a problem in this picture?


What, the fact that she's wearing the old uniform, and that she could have just as easily been Air Force?


I was thinking more along the lines that the gun in that picture has a jammed barrel.  Someone stuck it in the dirt.  It's going to be a bad day for her if she pulls the trigger.
 
2013-11-20 05:42:37 PM  
GO ARMY!


i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-20 05:52:07 PM  

ld2gj: I can tell you as a military person, there are two scales for basing the beauty of people. One for home station and one for deployed. Deployed automatically adds +5.

"Deployed automatically adds +5."

 Came here to say this.
Also, beauty is directly proportional to length of deployment.
 
2013-11-20 07:32:34 PM  

Born_Again_Bavarian


He had [6 stripes = Tech Seargent (E-6)]
...

Hope this helps


Negative - close, though. Six stripes would be an E-7, i.e. a Master Sergeant.
 
2013-11-20 08:42:25 PM  
"A valuable reminder from the TRADOC experts who are studying gender integration - when [public affairs officers] choose photos that glamorize women (such as in the attached article), we undermine our own efforts. Please use 'real' photos that are typical, not exceptional."

When they say it like that, I can see their point.

/and the typical female IDF soldier is way hotter than the typical USA soldier.
 
2013-11-20 09:00:53 PM  

Gomamon: What an average Army female might look like.
/except maybe a good 30+ lbs heavier.
//Army female


Hooah yo DOIN'?
 
2013-11-20 09:05:23 PM  

KidneyStone: I like the girl next door look, myself.  USAF

[www.truthorfiction.com image 850x499]


Her eye looks close enough to the scope that firing that would be a very bad idea for her right eye.
 
2013-11-20 09:31:42 PM  

wambu: "A valuable reminder from the TRADOC experts who are studying gender integration - when [public affairs officers] choose photos that glamorize women (such as in the attached article), we undermine our own efforts. Please use 'real' photos that are typical, not exceptional."

When they say it like that, I can see their point.

/and the typical female IDF soldier is way hotter than the typical USA soldier.


You only think this because one group has a 'let's pimp every one of our female soldiers out to the world like we did with Bar Refaeli' and the other puts out memos like we just read.
 
2013-11-20 09:32:17 PM  

JDJoeE: KidneyStone: I like the girl next door look, myself.  USAF

[www.truthorfiction.com image 850x499]

Her eye looks close enough to the scope that firing that would be a very bad idea for her right eye.


Probably just forced perspective of the camera.
 
2013-11-20 10:23:10 PM  
George Babbitt:

Yeah, because the State of Israel is terrible at PR. . .

Spent 3 weeks in Israel 2 years ago.  Saw a brazillian female IDF soldiers.  Each one was hotter than the previous.
 
2013-11-20 11:14:46 PM  
Subby meant "corps", not "corp", right?

I recently learned something about News Corp, the parent organization to Fox News. Although the name is short for "News Corporation", it seems that the people who work there pronounce it with a silent "p", as though it were "News Corps".

They should just go ahead and call it "News Corpse", since killing journalism appears to be its main goal.
 
2013-11-21 12:24:20 AM  
When I went to basic training there was a gal in the next platoon over that have more facial hair than half the men.

/no, apparently Army Regulation 670-1 did not apply to her. She kept her beard the whole cycle.
 
2013-11-21 12:51:15 AM  

Fano: beerrun: I guess it's too early for the pics of the hot Israeli female soldiers.

/I'll check back later......

What about kaddafi's amazon guard, aka fox force five?


This is not a bookmark.

/Don't let me down Farkers!
 
2013-11-21 01:28:31 AM  
They might have been good looking when they enlisted, but by the time they get out they have gained 30 lbs and are covered with jailhouse tattoos.
 
2013-11-21 04:07:44 AM  
Total rape culture.
 
2013-11-21 07:39:51 AM  

George Babbitt: wambu: "A valuable reminder from the TRADOC experts who are studying gender integration - when [public affairs officers] choose photos that glamorize women (such as in the attached article), we undermine our own efforts. Please use 'real' photos that are typical, not exceptional."

When they say it like that, I can see their point.

/and the typical female IDF soldier is way hotter than the typical USA soldier.

You only think this because one group has a 'let's pimp every one of our female soldiers out to the world like we did with Bar Refaeli' and the other puts out memos like we just read.


Er... Wasn't the controversy with Bar Refaeli that she had chickened out of military service?
 
2013-11-21 08:09:22 AM  

8tReAsUrEz: George Babbitt: wambu: "A valuable reminder from the TRADOC experts who are studying gender integration - when [public affairs officers] choose photos that glamorize women (such as in the attached article), we undermine our own efforts. Please use 'real' photos that are typical, not exceptional."

When they say it like that, I can see their point.

/and the typical female IDF soldier is way hotter than the typical USA soldier.

You only think this because one group has a 'let's pimp every one of our female soldiers out to the world like we did with Bar Refaeli' and the other puts out memos like we just read.

Er... Wasn't the controversy with Bar Refaeli that she had chickened out of military service?


And they used that to cast light on her promoting the IDF and encouraging enlistment in the army. She still served in their mind, as she improved the public image of the IDF. It was a great marketing ploy.
 
2013-11-21 12:31:10 PM  
Who are these attractive Army female soldiers they speak of?

Even downrange dudes.... 95% fugly.
 
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