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sometimes i picture imaginary arguments with people and i think aboutwhat i would say in response to certain points and i get so heated until like 5 minutes later when i realize that the argument isnt actually happening
No joke, this is at least 25% of what’s going on in my head at any given time. 50% is Futile Teeth Gnashing About Society. The other 25% is Pokemon.
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- 1 week ago
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U.S. Army releases racially biased hairstyle regulations.
Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs of the National Guard in Georgia has always plaited her hair into two twists around her head. She has been in the military for six years and has worn her hair natural (meaning no chemical treatments [perms] or hair extensions [weaves]) for four of those years. But according to the new hair-grooming requirements the U.S. Army recently released, her hair is now out of regulation.
And so are the Afro-centric hairstyles of many black women in the Army, who make up 31 percent of Army women.
Jacobs, who said she is “kind of at a loss now with what to do with my hair,” has started a White House petition asking the Army to rethink its new hair guidelines. The petition has collected more than 7,000 signatures from soldiers and civilians, but needs to reach 100,000 signatures by April 19th in order for the White House to address it.
The petition states:
Females with natural hair take strides to style their natural hair in a professional manner when necessary; however, changes to AR 670-1 offer little to no options for females with natural hair… These new changes are racially biased and the lack of regard for ethnic hair is apparent.
The new Army Regulation 670-1 was published Tuesday and illustrates with photos the types of hairstyles that are unauthorized for women. Those include dreadlocks, twists or any type of matted or coiled hair. A particularly cumbersome requirement disallows the bulk of a woman’s hair to “exceed more than 2″ from her scalp.” That rules out Afros and most types of non-chemically altered black hair.
Basically, almost every natural hair option that black women in the Army could wear is now off limits. One of the few traditionally natural hairstyles that was listed as appropriate is cornrows, but a slew of specifications and rules surrounded even that. The diameter of each cornrow can’t be more than one-fourth of an inch, and no more than one-eighth of an inch of scalp may be shown between cornrows.
The only way to realistically meet the new standards would be to shave one’s head, perm one’s hair or wear weaves or wigs.
Jacobs said twists like the one she wears are very popular among black women soldiers because the style requires little maintenance when in the field. Her hair’s thickness and curliness makes pulling her hair back into a bun (a style popular among white women soldiers) impossible.
A spokesperson for the Army said the grooming changes are “necessary to maintain uniformity within a military population.” When that need for “uniformity” erases the ethnic differences of a group of women and forces them to constrain themselves to European standards of hair, it presents a serious problem.
“I think, at the end of the day, a lot of people don’t understand the complexities of natural hair… I’m disappointed to see the Army, rather than inform themselves on how black people wear their hair, they’ve white-washed it all,” said Jacobs.
Screenshots taken from Army Regulation 670-1.
When I saw this on Facebook the comments enraged me so hard. There is a lot of racist-ass and (idk what to call it, I saw a lot black soldiers telling other black soldiers to ‘suck it up or gtfo’) a generally hateful attitude towards black women who spoke up about this. And the new regs ARE irrefutably racially biased. The army has made room in regulations for beards for religious reasons and religious headwear. This should be an easy one to figure out.
PLEASE PLEASE SIGN THIS IT TAKES LIKE 3 SECONDS PLEASE THIS IS SO GROSS.
Like… Why do modern militaries still worry about this? Back when fighting was mostly done with say, swords and halberds and knives and shit, I could maybe see why hair would have to be strictly regulated to preserve a combat advantage. But that seems to be hella out the window at this point in history. Is the assumption just that having ‘unregulated’ hair somehow harms troops psychological ability to do their job? Because that comes dangerously close to “we just want to have a supply of drones who happen to be made out of meat.”
(via grcedchin)Source: socimages
- 1 week ago
why do writers call dicks ‘members’ in fanfics like just call it a cock or a dick like what is it a member of? a member of the third platoon? a member of parliament? a member of a sassy girl group?
To be perfectly pedantic, “member” is an old-timey word for a limb or…
Reason Number infinity to Follow Role-Players: Trivia!Source: jiyongs-g-thong