A newly appointed Australian Navy submarine commander has said that forcing female sailors to wear bikinis would attract “the right demographic of young men.”
Commander Tom Phillips, appointed to the helm of Collins class submarine HMAS Farncomb last year, told Ralph magazine that the naval uniform works to “either pull a chick or get in a fight.”
Asked by the magazine “if female sailors all had to be hot and had to wear bikinis, would that help recruitment?”, Commander Phillips is quoted as responding that “it would certainly get the right demographic of young men in. I’m not sure how feasible it is, however.”
Commander Phillips also said the submarine equivalent of the “mile-high club” is the “going down club”.