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(NPR)   Female soldiers are finally getting body armor designed just for them, and contrary to subby's expectations after decades of playing videos games, it DOESN'T involve thigh-high boots, a thong-back chainmail bikini or a chestplate with molded breasts   (npr.org) divider line
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2617 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Jul 2021 at 4:33 PM (4 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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ZAZ [TotalFark]
4 days ago  
Boris Vallejo lied to me?
 
4 days ago  
Good
 
4 days ago  
If they can equip a guy jacked to the gills like this:
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I'm sure they can find some way to equip a woman for the battlefield.
 
4 days ago  

ZAZ: Boris Vallejo lied to me?


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Found this shirt at a thrift shop in Houston a few weeks ago.
 
4 days ago  
Is it color-coordinated at least?
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
These three never had any problems dispatching monsters with their bikini armor:

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4 days ago  
Strong enough for a man?
 
4 days ago  
The modular nature of it makes males strippers have a much easier time of things in any situation.
 
4 days ago  

TotallyHeadless: These three never had any problems dispatching monsters with their bikini armor:

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/Hunter B-15 approves
 
4 days ago  

lurkey: Is it color-coordinated at least?


Well, I'm guessing it comes in green or brown.
 
4 days ago  
How skimpy female armor works - Protection
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4 days ago  
When less and less citizens want to fight for their country you have to begin accommodating people who do.
 
4 days ago  
We should be channeling women into aviation.
90% or more of our pilots should be women. It doesnt require great physical strength and is actually more suited to small size people.
 
4 days ago  
I predict many pictures of female Stormtroopers in this thread.
Search your feelings. You know it to be true.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
4 days ago  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: If they can equip a guy jacked to the gills like this:
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I'm sure they can find some way to equip a woman for the battlefield.


Not a fair comparison.  He's got a huge amount of surface area for molle panels and utility pockets.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
4 days ago  

doctorguilty: I predict many pictures of female Stormtroopers in this thread.
Search your feelings. You know it to be true.

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ImmutableTenderloin: When less and less citizens want to fight for their country you have to begin accommodating people who do.


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But when the women wear the armor, will they have to wear it in a sexually suggestive pose?

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TWX [TotalFark]
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Bad idea to put a seam or joint at that part of the torso, even worse with a mild indentation to direct a spearpoint or bayonet to the spot.
 
4 days ago  
Meanwhile...

/in Canada...
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4 days ago  

dothemath: ZAZ: Boris Vallejo lied to me?

[Fark user image image 850x1062]Found this shirt at a thrift shop in Houston a few weeks ago.


You should buy a panel van.
 
4 days ago  

ImmutableTenderloin: When less and less citizens want to fight for their country you have to begin accommodating people who do.


I don't think there are fewer people willing to fight for their country (assuming USA). There are fewer willing to fight for some other country.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
4 days ago  

dothemath: We should be channeling women into aviation.
90% or more of our pilots should be women. It doesnt require great physical strength and is actually more suited to small size people.


The Air Force is the weird branch of the military where the officers, rather than the enlisted, are the ones doing the bulk of the fighting.
 
4 days ago  
About fifteen years ago, a friend/coworker of mine who was into attending gamer conventions went to one where Forgotten Realms creator Ed Greenwood would be a guest of honor and helping judge the costume contest. For the women's contest, he proudly declared some girl in a chainmail bikini the winner. My friend was unamused to the say the least.
 
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TWX: doctorguilty: I predict many pictures of female Stormtroopers in this thread.
Search your feelings. You know it to be true.
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I'd forgotten that one. Bravo.
 
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The military is finally getting the message that not everyone is a 6 foot tall white male.

When I was in the Navy in the 80s most commands still used the grooming standards from the 1950s, which caused HELL with shaving if your hair was not straight. I still carry scars on my face to this day from the bouts of pseudofolliculitis (razor bumps) I had to deal with whenever I got a new command and before I got a no-shave chit (permission slip).
One command (Groton, Connecticut) disregarded the chit I had from the last command, and so I let my face ripen for about a week before going into the LT's office looking like a bleeding field of pus landmines. I got my new chit, laminated, within the hour.
This crap is one of the reasons I decided not to stay... dealing with it for 6 years was one thing, I wasn't having that for 20+.

About time they are also changing uniforms and hairstyles as well. Not everyone has straight hair and straight hips. It's the 21st century.
 
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patrick767: About fifteen years ago, a friend/coworker of mine who was into attending gamer conventions went to one where Forgotten Realms creator Ed Greenwood would be was a guest of honor and helpeding judge the costume contest. For the women's contest, he proudly declared some girl in a chainmail bikini the winner. My friend was unamused to the say the least.


Ugh... I swear I speak English.
 
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dothemath: We should be channeling women into aviation.
90% or more of our pilots should be women. It doesnt require great physical strength and is actually more suited to small size people.


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"Who taught you morons archery?"
 
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Richard Freckle: dothemath: ZAZ: Boris Vallejo lied to me?

[Fark user image image 850x1062]Found this shirt at a thrift shop in Houston a few weeks ago.

You should buy a panel van.


I already did.
Your moms driving it.
 
TWX [TotalFark]
4 days ago  

dothemath: ZAZ: Boris Vallejo lied to me?

[Fark user image 850x1062]Found this shirt at a thrift shop in Houston a few weeks ago.


For a sorceress or anyone else that relies on misdirection the lack of clothing may offer an advantage.

Plus Boris Vallejo was a bit of a horndog.

Fun fact, in the film True Lies when Schwarzenegger's Harry Tasker dubs himself as Boris then dubs Curtis' Helen Tasker as Doris, this was a reference to Vallejo.  His first wife as named Doris and apparently he was big into the bodybuilding scene and friends with Schwarzenegger.  So while it seemed to be an underwhelming joke it was actually pretty funny for anyone that knew those rather unlikely links.
 
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ImmutableTenderloin: When less and less citizens want to fight for their country you have to begin accommodating people who do.


Let me know when the US military actually fights for the country instead of idealogy or oil.
 
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Doesn't need armor to kick ass, but she wears it well.
 
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TWX [TotalFark]
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"Who taught you morons archery?"


Normally when I hear a gal referred to as a pincushion it's a little more abstract and lewd than this.
 
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dothemath: 90% or more of our pilots should be women. It doesnt require great physical strength and is actually more suited to small size people.


Scientists did all kinds of tests of prospective female astronauts, finding that despite their reduced resource demands they performed just as well as men, better in some tests.

So NASA...threw all that away because White Guys Must Always Win™.
 
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Be polite walk on the right: Meanwhile...

/in Canada...
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Meanwhile in Australia
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TWX: dothemath: We should be channeling women into aviation.
90% or more of our pilots should be women. It doesnt require great physical strength and is actually more suited to small size people.

The Air Force is the weird branch of the military where the officers, rather than the enlisted, are the ones doing the bulk of the fighting.


With the ratio off the way it is, they'd be farked if they lost many enlisted.  Maintenance?  Fueling?  Loadouts?  Lunch??  Naw those aren't important, right?
 
4 days ago  
Knows a thing or two about female body armor.
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TWX [TotalFark]
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This first image looks like she's incredibly stoned and just wants to get this over with.
 
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Celtic warrior women fought topless and sometimes naked.  Good to see USAF taking things forward. Although they still call the female soldiers Airman.
 
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