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Medea Fleecestealer 30.03.2021 19:31

Swiss army women to get women's underwear
 
"Switzerland is to allow female members of the army to wear women's underwear for the first time in an effort to boost recruitment, local media report.

Under the current system, the standard uniform issued to military recruits includes only men's underwear."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56581129

Island Monkey 30.03.2021 19:36

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Iíve been reading this today. Do you think they mean base layers and thermals? Surely women werenít stopped from wearing their own bra and knickers?? :eek:

bowlie 30.03.2021 19:37

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Boxers or Jockeys?

k_and_e 30.03.2021 19:43

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they should have waited until Thursday.

bowlie 30.03.2021 19:46

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Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 3291279)
Iíve been reading this today. Do you think they mean base layers and thermals? Surely women werenít stopped from wearing their own bra and knickers?? :eek:

Yes but their chosen colours clashed with the camouflage.

Guest 30.03.2021 19:47

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From this quote it sounds like they're only talking about underpants, perhaps confused in translation by the American terminology where that's the more normal use of the word 'underwear'.
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He told Swiss news website Watson that the new "functional underwear" for female recruits would consist of "short underwear" for the summer and "long underwear" for the winter.
Clearly only talking about below the waist garments, which were apparently
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loose-fitting men's underwear, often in larger sizes, which can be uncomfortable.
so presumably they were only issued with boxer shorts.

Would this actually have been enforced though? Surely they wouldm't stop women, or men, for that matter, wearing whatever type of underwear they're most comfortable with, even if they had to supply it themselves?

MusicChick 30.03.2021 19:53

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Originally Posted by bowlie (Post 3291285)
Yes but their chosen colours clashed with the camouflage.

Black lace? That goes with everything!

Did they mean thermal stuff? Long-jones? I sometimes wonder about Mormon undies. Loosey goosey.

me.anon 30.03.2021 20:17

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These female (Israeli) soldiers do not appear to be wearing mens' underwear unless, that is, fashions in the services have changed recently.

https://static.timesofisrael.com/www...9.51.55-PM.png

Picture credit: https://www.timesofisrael.com/female...litary-assets/

bowlie 30.03.2021 20:45

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There appears to be an extra leg in that picture, not that most males would notice.

MusicChick 30.03.2021 20:50

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Originally Posted by me.anon (Post 3291294)
These female (Israeli) soldiers do not appear to be wearing mens' underwear unless, that is, fashions in the services have changed recently.

https://static.timesofisrael.com/www...9.51.55-PM.png
Picture credit: https://www.timesofisrael.com/female...litary-assets/

"Female military assets"? Is there a typo?

ZurichLuck 30.03.2021 20:52

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in belgium i hear its the other way round

Klostersgirl 30.03.2021 21:04

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Very odd as my son had to provide his own underwear and socks which had to be black, grey or dark green when he did his Army recruitment service. The only underwear he was given were thermals. I don't envisage a huge rise in female recruits no matter what underwear is on offer.

greenmount 30.03.2021 21:11

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Originally Posted by Klostersgirl (Post 3291327)
I don't envisage a huge rise in female recruits no matter what underwear is on offer.

We never know. :)

It looks like a job where people have some security e.g. - financial, not easy to be fired (I suppose) etc. I don't know, if they advertise it properly they might have a surprise. But I guess one has to like this kind of stuff...

Limestone 30.03.2021 21:19

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Originally Posted by bowlie (Post 3291316)
There appears to be an extra leg in that picture, not that most males would notice.


if you shift your attention to the upper parts, you will see that there are 4 women, so, no extra leg...

bowlie 30.03.2021 21:46

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Originally Posted by Limestone (Post 3291331)
if you shift your attention to the upper parts, you will see that there are 4 women, so, no extra leg...

How can you tell that fourth person is a woman? No underwear on display, a white top and one leg in dark trousers.

evop 31.03.2021 00:48

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Originally Posted by bowlie (Post 3291337)
How can you tell that fourth person is a woman? No underwear on display, a white top and one leg in dark trousers.

They may well all be of any gender and just dressed and formed as women, but the fourth person definitely has long hair, which would hardly be welcomed for a men soldier in Israeli army (unless he is an orthodox, but their hairstyle with the head covering is even more distinct). Not a proof, as well as the photo itself, since it could be easily doctored in parts or as a whole.

On the Swiss Army note: I have a wild guess, that many potential women recruits would much more appreciate a clearer career prospects and promotion of equal opportunities, rather than someone messing with their underwear. Schweizer Army is not famous for a very diverse senior stuff (is there actually any woman in their higher command?), so no wonder women with ambitions are not excited about the idea of recruitment.

Belgianmum 31.03.2021 07:19

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Originally Posted by Klostersgirl (Post 3291327)
Very odd as my son had to provide his own underwear and socks which had to be black, grey or dark green when he did his Army recruitment service. The only underwear he was given were thermals. I don't envisage a huge rise in female recruits no matter what underwear is on offer.

Same for my son. Iím pretty sure the female recruits would also have had to provide their own underwear.
The article must be referring to the thermals.

Like you I donít really think it was the underwear preventing more female recruits so I canít see this making much difference to the numbers.

st2lemans 31.03.2021 07:29

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Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 3291279)
Iíve been reading this today. Do you think they mean base layers and thermals? Surely women werenít stopped from wearing their own bra and knickers?? :eek:

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

TIS!

Tom

st2lemans 31.03.2021 07:30

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Originally Posted by bowlie (Post 3291280)
Boxers or Jockeys?

My wife prefers men's jockeys!

Tom

st2lemans 31.03.2021 07:35

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Originally Posted by greenmount (Post 3291329)
We never know. :)

It looks like a job where people have some security e.g. - financial, not easy to be fired (I suppose) etc. I don't know, if they advertise it properly they might have a surprise. But I guess one has to like this kind of stuff...

My stepson did two tours in the Balkans as a an (armed) peace-keeper, which counted towards his military service, so was out at 27, PLUS he got paid really well for doing so!

Tom


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