The Austrian high court ruled on Friday that Austria’s army must make maternity clothes and provide them for pregnant soldiers. The ruling came down after a pregnant servicewoman complained that her uniform no longer fit her properly.
While it could seem like the army in Austria is woman-positive because of this accommodation, it sounds like that may not be the case. Female soldiers have reported experiencing sexism and being on the receiving end of such charming comments as these:
The Muslims got their women under control in contrast to this part of the world.
The biggest error of mankind to introduce the women’s voting right.
Also, the article charmingly notes that some army barracks were so filthy and unhygienic that they posed a legitimate health risk. That must be awesome for pregnant chicks!