Muslim Women Now Allowed To Wear Headscarves In Professional Soccer

  • FIFA, the organization that governs professional soccer, has reversed its ban on Muslim athletes wearing the hijab after FIFA’s medical committee approved two types of headscarves which won’t pose any danger on the field. [ESPN]
  • A newsletter put out by Boston cops is filled with sexist, racist and all around icky jokes. [Bitch Magazine]
  • The CIA is cracking down on sexual harassment within its ranks. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Meet the female Marine Corps officer who believes women should not be allowed in combat roles. [Jezebel]
  • After being sued for refusing membership to a same-sex couple because it claimed they didn’t constitute a “family,” Roanoke Athletic Club in Virginia has now announced it will be welcoming gay couples. [Think Progress]
  • On “Magic Mike” and whether objectifying men is fair play. [The Sexy Feminist]
  • Check out this new web comic, Strong Female Protagonist! [Think Progress]
  • A feminist collective in Beirut has opened up a cafe where people can meet to discuss women’s rights. [Al-Arabiya]
  • More on China’s forced abortions. [NPR]