Defense Secretary Asks Military To Review Rules Targeting Black Women’s Hairstyles

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked the military to review new Army rules regulating hairstyles which mostly target Black women. The new regulations ban dreadlocks, twists and larger cornrows. [New York Times]
  • Jessica Valenti has a moving essay about having a preemie baby and her own complicated feelings about later-term abortions. Ultimately, though, Valenti says seeing up close how complicated pregnancy and childbirth decisions are have made her more pro-choice than ever before. [Guardian UK]
  • Former Tufts student and Know Your IX campaign advocate Wagatwe Wanjuki speaks about her own battle with Tufts University and collaborating with the Obama administration’s new sexual assault measures … [Democracy Now]
  • … and here’s a list of the colleges under investigation for possible violations of Title IX, including Harvard, USC, Penn State, BU, University of Chicago, Princeton and Dartmouth. [New York Times]
  • How the GOP’s block of the minimum wage bill hurts women. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Here’s how the Human Rights Campaign hopes to advance LGBT rights in the South. [Autostraddle]
  • Five times “Cosmos” host Neil deGrasse Tyson has been an A+ feminist. [Feministing]
  • On Arianna Huffington and her rich lady “Thrive” conference/movement. [Slate]
  • Curator Nan Rosenthal, who brought modern art to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery, died at age 76. [New York Times]

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