Tag Archives: women in the military

Some things you might want to know about black hair before you regulate how black women wear it

Tweet The United States Army is facing criticism after releasing new appearance standards that essentially ban most of the hairstyles that black women with natural hair wear. The regulations ban twists, locks, and braids thicker than one fourth of an inch.  Tweet
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Quick hit: Meet the first three women Marines to graduate from infantry training

TweetWhen it was announced earlier this year that the US military would be opening up to women combat positions that had previously been off-limits for them, I heard the same skeptical, sometimes sexism-veiling refrain over and over again: I’m fine with women doing these jobs, as long as they can pass the same physical tests [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetIn case you are worried that little women can’t carry big men out of combat, here are some GIFs. Enter a short film in the Female Condoms Are_______ Film Contest and win a cash prize! Teenage Girl Blossoming Into Beautiful Object. Please, anti-choicers, let’s keep Lilly Potter out of this. Kiera Feldman looks at the [...]
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BREAKING: Military lifts ban on women serving in combat

Tweet Well, it’s about time. Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military’s ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war. The groundbreaking move recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff overturns a 1994 [...]
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Military women who have been raped will finally have insurance coverage for an abortion

TweetGood news! Looks like Senator Shaheen’s amendment expanding abortion coverage for women in the military is going to pass: A bipartisan conference committee of House and Senate members approved an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill on Tuesday that will extend the insurance coverage of abortion to military women who have been raped. Sen. Jeanne [...]
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