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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   ( divider line
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2013-11-20 01:07:17 PM  
3 votes:
"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 01:30:34 PM  
2 votes:

Gomamon: [ 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 01:06:55 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:01:14 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:08:49 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:00:11 PM  
1 vote:

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 02:38:05 PM  
1 vote:

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

[ image 850x499]

[ image 640x425]
2013-11-20 01:39:12 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:33:57 PM  
1 vote:
Beauty is relative.

Particularly down range.

Very, very particularly.
2013-11-20 01:32:14 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:24:46 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:10:15 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:06:12 PM  
1 vote:
Subby thinks average-looking = ugly?
2013-11-20 12:55:32 PM  
1 vote:
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 12:54:08 PM  
1 vote:

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 12:52:52 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe this will also reduce the amount of sexual assaults female soldiers endure.

Oh who am I kidding.
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