Government Says Allowing Chelsea Manning to Grow Her Hair Would Be a 'Significant Security Risk'

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Department of Justice are locked in a battle over Chelsea Manning’s hair length. The DOJ says Manning, currently serving 35 years for leaking classified military documents, can’t be permitted to grow her hair longer than two inches. Her hair could pose “pose a significant… »11/13/15 12:10pm11/13/15 12:10pm


Hillary Clinton Releases Plan to Improve Health Care for Female Veterans

On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton released a number of policy proposals specifically aimed at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the Veteran’s Health Administration. Among these proposals include a special focus on increasing quality of care for women and transgender veterans. »11/11/15 11:55am11/11/15 11:55am

Report: Military Sexual Assault Survivors Not Protected from Retaliation

A new report says that military service members who report sexual assault face a very high risk of retaliation, including threats, harassment, and loss of promotions and work opportunities. The report says military sexual assault survivors are twelve times more likely to be retaliated against than their attackers are… »5/18/15 2:30pm5/18/15 2:30pm

Indonesia Still Using Humiliating 'Virginity Tests' on Female Soldiers

Human rights groups are calling on Indonesia to end the practice of requiring “virginity tests” for female military recruits, in which a doctor visually and manually checks for the presence of a hymen. An Indonesian military official told the Guardian the practice was necessary to weed out “naughty” women, while Human… »5/15/15 7:00pm5/15/15 7:00pm

Navy Welcomes Women on Subs, Omits Guy Who Filmed Some in the Shower

The Navy is officially offering enlisted women submarine placements—that's what she said! OK, now that that joke's out of the way … the plan was formally approved in December, the same month a first petty officer was caught filming his fellow female first petty officers in the shower for over one year and selling the… »1/21/15 5:50pm1/21/15 5:50pm

The Pull-Up Test for Female Marines Has Been Delayed Again

In November, the Marines announced that they'd pushed back a new requirement for women in the Marines to complete the same physical fitness test as men by January 2014. That standard has been pushed back yet again because more than half of female Marines cannot complete the three pull-ups demanded of men and women. »1/03/14 10:50am1/03/14 10:50am

No, President Obama Isn’t Designing ‘Girly’ Marine Hats

If you read the New York Post headline yesterday “Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats,” and were a little skeptical that the commander-in-chief of the world’s most powerful military force was sitting at his desk in front of a series of hat sketches for new Marine uniforms saying, “This is too butch. I SAID… »10/24/13 9:10pm10/24/13 9:10pm

Bronze Ass-Kicker Molly Marine Is Finally In Her Rightful Place

This hardly makes the rocketing sexual assault statistics and myriad gross scandals surrounding military women and the officers who tape them in the shower any less disheartening, but it's a start? A replica of the famous Molly Marine statue, erected during World War II and modeled physically after a female Marine who… »7/06/13 12:30pm7/06/13 12:30pm

Nearly a Third of Fired Military Commanders Were Canned Because of Their Penises

A recent Associated Press article, called "Sex Is Major Reason Military Commanders Are Fired," which is being picked up all over, says almost a third of fired military commanders are losing their jobs over sex. Losing your job over sex sounds kind of fun. Sounds like members of the armed services are being all that… »1/22/13 1:20pm1/22/13 1:20pm