Saturday, October 16, 2010

Our Girls in Uniform

News of the "first-ever combat uniform expressly designed to fit the female figure," hailed as "the latest step toward gender parity in the US military" — Finally, US Army makes progress for women in uniform.

One wonders why the need for "female battle garments" when the army "does not allow women, who now make up 14 percent of the army, to be assigned to ground combat units." I guess we know what the next "step toward gender parity in the US military" will be. Will "expressly designed" body bags for our daughters be next?

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Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

No, I'm sure the body bags will be suitably gender-neutral.

3:14 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

You're right. No pink draft cards either.

2:57 AM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

This is misinformation. The vogue is to call the general purpose uniform 'Combat' or 'Battle' dress-it serves the same function as other generations fatigue or field uniforms. In the 60s and 70s, women had fatigue and field dress designed for them. I remember seeing them when i was a private

Then, in the name of equality, every body wore, first, the army green permanent press fatigues, then the "Battle Dress Uniform" (BDU). So actually, by tailoring womens specific uniforms, they're going backwards, and spending more tax money.

Besides, women go to the field, and since 2001 have been under fire and in theater. You can't fight a war without lines, and keep women behind them.

5:42 AM  

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