Bra-vo two zero? ffs

#1
Anyone else posted this already?

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2006470146,00.html

Catchy headline, crap story. Or am I indeed being a sexist misogynist who cannot accept that the fairer gender can handle a course that most blokes (myself included) could not hack?

I apologise for refering to the Scum, ordinarily I wouldn't believe the date they print but a workmate sent me it for some 'insider' thoughts.
 
#4
sounds like a load of bollocks to me, scum scrouging for a story that they know the mod will neither acknoledge or deny.
 
#5
Neutron-Dung making it all up as he goes along again. This is a rehash of the story about the two girlies who tried for the Green lid, and they were taken off because one damaged herself, the other was certainly up and able but was unemployable at the time in that role.

He's crap, that Neutron-Dung. Feeling left out because he had no hand in the current tax/bonus story. Tosser.
 
#6
So they came 'close' to completing the first 5 weeks of a 22 (?) week course. Well done all the same mind.
 
#7
If its true then they should of let them carry on going until after the trees, and received a stand up fail or pass them if they were good enough. IF its true.

SK
 
#8
B0ll0x, do not believe one word of it!! I would love to see the Sun go feckin bankrupt, not that its going to happen but no harm in wishing.
 
#9
The Sun said:
The Sun can also disclose that one of the two potential recruits was a British Asian Muslim — ideal for undercover SAS missions to combat al-Qaeda terrorism.

[big snip]

The final trial is called Escape and Evasion. Candidates go on the run for up to a week, chased by infantry, helicopters and dogs.

After capture, they are stripped naked and interrogated in stress positions for up to 48 hours.
Now then. What's the betting that, if failed, one (or both) would have brought a legal action against one or all of the 'interrogators' for 'improperly handling their personal parts'!!

And, perhaps more humerously, would the muslim one have refused to take off her veil?

Oh, how the Sun is genuinely CR@P.... :)
 
#10
Hairy_Hacker said:
... am I indeed being a sexist misogynist who cannot accept that the fairer gender can handle a course that most blokes (myself included) could not hack?
I'm in no position to comment on the story in question, but there is a school of thought that suggests women might be better suited than men to extreme endurance sports (like long distance running).

http://faculty.washington.edu/crowther/Misc/RBC/gender.shtml

Closing paragraph:
The information presented in the previous two paragraphs leads to the prediction that women might compete against men most successfully in events lasting several hours, where overheating and glycogen depletion are particularly common. The limited data we have so far provide preliminary support for this idea. It has been shown that women can sometimes finish ultramarathons in times similar to those of men who can beat them in "short" (26.2-mile) marathons. And when men and women with equivalent marathon times are pitted against each other in ultras, the women tend to win.
 
#12
blingbling said:
Hairy_Hacker said:
... am I indeed being a sexist misogynist who cannot accept that the fairer gender can handle a course that most blokes (myself included) could not hack?
I'm in no position to comment on the story in question, but there is a school of thought that suggests women might be better suited than men to extreme endurance sports (like long distance running).

http://faculty.washington.edu/crowther/Misc/RBC/gender.shtml

Closing paragraph:
The information presented in the previous two paragraphs leads to the prediction that women might compete against men most successfully in events lasting several hours, where overheating and glycogen depletion are particularly common. The limited data we have so far provide preliminary support for this idea. It has been shown that women can sometimes finish ultramarathons in times similar to those of men who can beat them in "short" (26.2-mile) marathons. And when men and women with equivalent marathon times are pitted against each other in ultras, the women tend to win.
When I left in '87 and went to college, the guy in charge of the Rec and Leisure course was an ex PT Corps Captain. He placed on the wall a report the Adjutants Corps carried out about the physiology of women and whether they were capable of fighting a foot war if allowed into combat. The conclusion was that they were physically able to if given specific exercises to build up muscle groups which are different to those in males (they were otherwise in danger of damaging those muscles). It was to do with carrying of extremely heavy weights over many miles.

The other thought I had was that of someone I know who passed selection but failed in the infantry skills whilst doing "trade" training. Since these women wouldn't have had even his training - would they have been able to proceed beyond selection
 
#13
I suspect it was little more than another badly concealed advert for the truly dreadful Ultimate Farce (with our hero, Mr Rebekah Wade - she of the ASBO). Look how much was devoted to interviews with that actress...
 
#15
I'm in no position to comment on the story in question, but there is a school of thought that suggests women might be better suited than men to extreme endurance sports (like long distance running).
Can't find a link, but there's a girl (Greek extraction, I think) who's a fell runner/ultramarathon type. She took part in the first 'dragon's back' (race across Wales), and left a couple of Para teams for dead... However, it's the weight/upper body stuff that's more significant for these fun and games, I'd suggest. At the end of the day, a better analogy than the training used to select SF (eg running/hills etc) might be rugby: however fit, is a female team ever going to challenge a male team? Put a male pack against a female pack - however good - and let's see which one goes backwards.
 
#16
blingbling said:
I'm in no position to comment on the story in question, but there is a school of thought that suggests women might be better suited than men to extreme endurance sports (like long distance running).
This is obviously based on women's alleged capacity to deal with pain. Well let me tell you, my wife has given birth on a number of occasions and screamed her bloody head off, despite the use of anaesthetics and analgesics. I on the other hand have run several marathons and never even winced...feminist propaganda if you ask me!

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#17
Darth_Doctrinus said:
I suspect it was little more than another badly concealed advert for the truly dreadful Ultimate Farce (with our hero, Mr Rebekah Wade - she of the ASBO). Look how much was devoted to interviews with that actress...
Hello old mucka - I'm with you on this one.

For those that don't know, the one on the right is the Sun Editor, the one on the left is Sgt Henno Garvey - the chap with the inside info on the Special Army Soldiers.......

 
#18
Normal high level of Scum reporting. If true the tie in would have been more GI Jane battle against the odds drama. Anyone who reaches that far and it is suggested that they drop out would take it as mind gamesand try harder, male or female.
 
#19
compus_mentus said:
Darth_Doctrinus said:
I suspect it was little more than another badly concealed advert for the truly dreadful Ultimate Farce (with our hero, Mr Rebekah Wade - she of the ASBO). Look how much was devoted to interviews with that actress...
Hello old mucka - I'm with you on this one.

For those that don't know, the one on the right is the Sun Editor, the one on the left is Sgt Henno Garvey - the chap with the inside info on the Special Army Soldiers.......

SSh it's SUPER Army Soldiers... and they wouldn't lie to one of their own, would THEY? :wink:
 
#20
I understand (from a reliable source) that there has been some problems with the quality of SF soldiers meals, the cooking is not up to scratch and Bivvi areas are in need of hoovering. hence the changes. . .



I'm jokin!!
 
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