Sunday, April 17, 2011

Now, I've Heard of Bullet Proof Vests, But This...

So apparently in August, 2008, the German Police force debuted their new bulletproof bra for policewomen.
They look like a standard sports bra, except for their bullet deterring properties, and the fact that the word "police" is printed all along the bottom band.
Which I think is pretttttttyyyyyy weird. You don't rush up to a criminal and throw your shirt up to identify yourself as a police officer. Or do you?

Why they can't just have bulletproof vests is beyond me, but what really gets me is that in the article, Carmen Kibatan who is an adviser on equal opportunities for the Hamburg-based Bundespolizei (Germany's federal police force) says "I always thought normal bras posed a safety risk and I wanted to change that."
My question is, what exactly has her bra ever done to her?

It's said in the article that the wire and plastic parts of the bra can pose a risk when hit with a bullet.
Guess what else poses a risk?

Just saying.

But these are now an issued part of the police uniform female police officers receive, and they have their choice of styles (which are limited), and also, are optional.
Ruediger Carstens says, "This was pioneering work. The safety of our officers is paramount."
Well, hats (or bras) off to safety!

I have a response to this which I will post later, and it'll blow your mind. So stay tuned!

Booblogger out


  1. I'll take my bra off for safety!

  2. I'm not surprised this came out of Germany. I'd expect Japan, but Germany is just as weird.

  3. That's the enthusiasm I want to hear!
    I need to find some crazy American stuff that deals with boobs.