military

Senate Votes To Require Women To Register For The Draft After January 1, 2018

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The Senate has approved a military policy that would require women to register for the draft. Under the bill, women turning 18 on or after January 1, 2018 would be forced to register for Select Service, as men must do now. The key opponents to...

West Point Won’t Punish Black Female Cadets in Viral Photo

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West Point on Tuesday announced that it will not punish a group of black female cadets who were photographed with raised fists. The U.S. Military Academy said after an investigation, it was proven that they did not violate any military regulations. And that they were...

The Army is Investigating These Black Women at West Point for Getting In Formation

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Army officials are investigating a group of Black female West Point cadets who posed for a picture outside of a U.S. Military Academy barracks, the Army Times reports. “We can confirm that the cadets in this photo are members of the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2016,”...

Open Thread: Should Women Be Required To Register For The Draft?

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The next playing field for gender equality might just be the battle field. An amendment added to a defense bill last week would require that women register for the draft. The House Armed Services Committee approved the change by a 32 to 30 vote. The...

Marine Court-Martialed For Refusing to Remove Bible Verse

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Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling was convicted in 2014 for disobeying an order from a superior after they requested she remove a bible verse from her computer screen. The verse read “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.” Sterling has now filed an appeal with the...

Black Female Soldiers Say Military’s New Hair Rules are ‘Racially Biased’

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Thousands of Black female soldiers are upset after the military rolled out new regulations many say discriminate against natural hair. According to Army Regulation 670-1 published on Monday, the Army now explicitly outlaws two-strand twists, locs, braids that are thicker than a quarter of an...