Today’s Lady News: Has The TSA Been Singling Out Black Women With Natural Hair?

  • There’s been several documented incidents of black women with natural hair who have been stopped by the TSA at airports for pat-downs, in which officers pat their hair. Some of the women had already passed through body scanners as well. Now some are questioning whether a racial bias is behind the TSA singling out black women with natural hair. [NY Times]
  • The New York City hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss Kahn, then the chief of the IMF, of sexual assault has released her medical report. Nafissatou Diallo’s medical report states “Cause of the injuries: assault, rape,” which is consistent with Diallo’s claims about the alleged attack. Critics say the medical report is bunk because it only states what Diallo reported to doctors. [Gothamist]
  • Wait, cleavage wrinkles are a thing? [Beauty Schooled Project]

  • A UNC Chapel Hill hospital has opened the country’s first clinic devoted to mothers suffering from postpartum depression. [Clutch Magazine]
  • The state of Kansas wants a $2.2 million federal grant to promote marriage. But only traditional marriage, silly! [Think Progress]
  • A case against black beauty companies. [Atlanta Post]
  • HBO’s new documentary, “Gloria: In Her Own Words,” about the iconic feminist Gloria Steinem, failed to address racism within the second wave feminist movement, says author Dana Goldstein. [The Nation]


  • Lesbians and gays in Spain are planning a same-sex “kiss-in” when the Pope visits the country tomorrow. [MSN]
  • Find out how poor women in Brazil are seeing their job prospects widen. [BBC]

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