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Complaints About Sweden’s Military Bras

September 28, 2009

Female concripts in Sweden complain that their military bras are unsuitable, according to The Local, an English language newspaper published in Sweden (  They said that the bras easily come undone during exercises, which forces the affected recruits to strip down and refasten them.  According to reports, the bras are not flame resistant, which means that they could catch fire during combat and melt onto female soldiers’ skin.

The Swedish Conscription Council, a conscripts’ rights group, is pressing Swedish officials to procure better underwear for servicewomen.  The male-dominated military has been ignoring the unfastening problem for more than 20 years…