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US Navy lifts ban on dreadlocks, ponytails for women
The Hill ^ | July 12, 2018

Posted on 07/13/2018 4:02:47 AM PDT by SMGFan

The U.S. Navy announced new hair rules for female sailors his week, saying they can now wear dreadlocks, ponytails and styled buns while in uniform. The Navy's announcement came in a live broadcast on its Facebook page on Tuesday with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Chief of Naval Personnel Adm. Robert Burke, The Huffington Post reported. Richardson said the naval branch enlisted a team of six female sailors to help devise the new grooming standards, which he noted were also based on feedback from the sailors' peers.

“If you’ve got a recommendation, we just demonstrated that that recommendation can make things happen,” the admiral said in the broadcast. “If you make a good proposal and we can make it fit, we can make it happen.” As part of the move, braids, ponytails and styled buns will be permissible for female sailors unless the hairstyle is deemed to present an occupational hazard. Female sailors will also be permitted to style their hair below the collar of their shirt.

Petty Officer 1st Class Jacqualynn Leak, who has had dreadlocks since 2014, led efforts behind the reversal. “I wanted to make an argument so compelling that every reason my chain of command could give me for why dreadlocks were banned could easily be rebutted with facts,” she told The Huffington Post.

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: militarywomen; usnavy
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If HRC were president men could have ponytails as well.
1 posted on 07/13/2018 4:02:47 AM PDT by SMGFan
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Who’s to say who’s a female these daze?

Certainly not The Navy.


2 posted on 07/13/2018 4:04:29 AM PDT by Paladin2 (no spelchek, no problem...)
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3 posted on 07/13/2018 4:05:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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To: SMGFan

Man-bun


4 posted on 07/13/2018 4:06:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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How do they keep their long hair out of those toilets they scrub?


5 posted on 07/13/2018 4:07:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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To: SMGFan

This is a very dangerous idea.Having long hair especially in engeneering spaces.


6 posted on 07/13/2018 4:10:07 AM PDT by puppypusher (The world is going to the dogs.)
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Only men will be required to do the grunt work. Women get to administrate.


7 posted on 07/13/2018 4:14:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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But guys are still limited to a buzzcut?

How about beards? Why can't guys have beards in light of this decision?

8 posted on 07/13/2018 4:15:32 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard ( Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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But if a woman WANTS to do grunt work (up to and including combat), she certainly can. But only if she wants to.

And if all else fails, the built in "get out of jail free" card, in the form of a pregnancy, can intervene.

9 posted on 07/13/2018 4:17:17 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard ( Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Maybe some black muslims can raise that argument.


10 posted on 07/13/2018 4:18:50 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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To: SMGFan

Dreads are filthy. Unsanitary. Disgusting. They should not only be banned in the military but in food service and medical care.


11 posted on 07/13/2018 4:20:58 AM PDT by anton
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A few idiots having their scalps ripped off after their hair gets caught in power equipment will have a salutary effect - or maybe they will demand that they not be assigned to any equipment spaces.


12 posted on 07/13/2018 4:21:16 AM PDT by Truth29
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"Only men will be required to do the grunt work. Women get to administrate."

Damn....that sounds like our government...!

13 posted on 07/13/2018 4:21:30 AM PDT by unread (Joe McCarthy was right.......)
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This is not my dad’s navy. Nobody in thr chain of command, NOBODY, could offer a simple explanation of why dreadlocks and styles hair below the collar is a bad idea? NOBODY had the simple nads to say “sailor, get out of my office and do not waste anyone’s time with this BULLSHIT.”


14 posted on 07/13/2018 4:23:48 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard ( Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: SMGFan

Anybody else here remember the stuff in Zumwalt’s Z-grams?


15 posted on 07/13/2018 4:28:58 AM PDT by Sasparilla ( I'm Not Tired of Winning)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

A short haircut on military personnel accomplished many subtle objectives. People who look the same, feel the same. A barrier is created between them and us. Us being the military unit, the them is everyone else. And, the muting of psychological uniqueness is part of military discipline.

All out the window now.


16 posted on 07/13/2018 4:30:23 AM PDT by anton
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AMEN!! Dreadlocks ARE filthy!! They don’t wash them for WEEKS!! Disgusting....we do not have any SANE ADULTS running anything anymore!


17 posted on 07/13/2018 4:32:21 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: puppypusher

Even a ponytail can be a hazard. Better be a short one.


18 posted on 07/13/2018 4:37:02 AM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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The USN must be pretty desperatein their recruiting. Lowering the standards only results in a less effective Navy.
19 posted on 07/13/2018 4:45:36 AM PDT by kenmcg (tHE WHOLE)
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Tagline


20 posted on 07/13/2018 4:53:27 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (If women ran theworld we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days. Robin Williams)
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