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Military to copy fantasy styled armor for women!

ZorgoZorgo Deepintheheartof, TXMember Posts: 2,225 Uncommon

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/xena-body-armor-women-military_n_1662121.html

"the military is developing body armor for women modeled after the tough gear seen on "Xena: Warrior Princess," which will fit women's curves better and thus protect them better on the battlefield."

 

And here we thought women's armor in our games was oversexualized - turns out it may actually be better protection for them!

 

**Please don't take me too seriously - I just thought this was ironic

 

Comments

  • DragonantisDragonantis DublinMember Posts: 974

    Lol wow XD

    WOW again!

    Im all for the Xena Forces!

  • GruntyGrunty TexasMember Posts: 7,702 Uncommon

    All that means is that they will make shorter and narrower armor plates and possibly, maybe, not make them as flat.

  • BrenelaelBrenelael MaineMember Posts: 3,797 Uncommon

    I personally think they should make all female soldiers wear chainmail bikinis. It would definitely boost the moral of most combat units. image

     

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  • EkibiogamiEkibiogami Clear Lake, TXMember Posts: 2,999 Uncommon

    As any game will tell you, the More skin a girl shows, the higher the armor rateing, its that simple.

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  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAMember Posts: 6,035 Uncommon

    I agree with the idea of showing more skin, then putting those women on the frontline.

    Regardless of what country we are occupying, they will instinctibely drop their guard, then begin blabbing about how morally devoid we are, and thusly be too busy to notice the men sneaking up from behind them.

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  • HazelleHazelle Brampton, ONMember Posts: 760
    Originally posted by grunty
    All that means is that they will make shorter and narrower armor plates and possibly, maybe, not make them as flat.

    I don't understand what you mean so could you dumb it down a bit and relate it to something I'm familiar with like a popular TV show?

  • GruntyGrunty TexasMember Posts: 7,702 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Hazelle
    Originally posted by grunty
    All that means is that they will make shorter and narrower armor plates and possibly, maybe, not make them as flat.

    I don't understand what you mean so could you dumb it down a bit and relate it to something I'm familiar with like a popular TV show?

    I'll steal Dekron's answer:

  • EkibiogamiEkibiogami Clear Lake, TXMember Posts: 2,999 Uncommon
    Originally posted by GTwander
    I agree with the idea of showing more skin, then putting those women on the frontline. Regardless of what country we are occupying, they will instinctibely drop their guard, then begin blabbing about how morally devoid we are, and thusly be too busy to notice the men sneaking up from behind them.

    And now we get to the part about allowing gays into the military! lol, JK. Please no flaming :)

    If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude; greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
    —Samuel Adams

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAMember Posts: 6,035 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ekibiogami
    Originally posted by GTwander
    I agree with the idea of showing more skin, then putting those women on the frontline. Regardless of what country we are occupying, they will instinctibely drop their guard, then begin blabbing about how morally devoid we are, and thusly be too busy to notice the men sneaking up from behind them.

    And now we get to the part about allowing gays into the military! lol, JK. Please no flaming :)

    Well, I guess they will know to fear us by the horror stories a burlesque show followed by loose poops.

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  • ZorgoZorgo Deepintheheartof, TXMember Posts: 2,225 Uncommon

    Originally posted by Zorgo

      **Please don't take me too seriously -

    Originally posted by grunty

    All that means is that they will make shorter and narrower armor plates and possibly, maybe, not make them as flat.

     

    You took me too seriously.

  • GruntyGrunty TexasMember Posts: 7,702 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Zorgo
    Originally posted by Zorgo
      **Please don't take me too seriously -

    Originally posted by grunty

    All that means is that they will make shorter and narrower armor plates and possibly, maybe, not make them as flat.

     

    You took me too seriously.

    Actually I think the article does a disservice to the women who serve in the military and have to use ill-fitting equipment. THey are warriors and attempting to use a tie-in to physically attractive clothng to sell this article about their need for better fitting equipment does them poor justice.

    There is nothing sexy about inch thick ceramic plates that weigh a ton.

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