June 27, 2023

The New Yorker makes a joke of the Army’s tactical bra. It’s not

Source: Task and Purpose

Journalist: Jeff Schogol

It’s clear from the story that Marx did not take the time to understand the needs of female service members, said former Marine Maj. Kyleanne Hunter, who is now a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation.

Women in the military need appropriately fitted gear to do intensely physical jobs in a dangerous operating environment, Hunter told Task & Purpose.

“This isn’t just ‘women want a new bra,’” Hunter said. “It is: ‘Women want to be safe and healthy and reduce the risk of injury while doing jobs that they’re fully qualified to do. The military –and the Army with this – is really showing an investment in valuing women’s health and wellbeing so that they can make their best contributions possible.”

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  • Kyleanne Hunter

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Dr. Kyleanne Hunter, PhD, is a Marine Corps combat veteran with multiple combat deployments as an AH-1W “Super Cobra” attack pilot. She finished her active duty time in the Ma...