Two Chicago-area sports journalists gathered the tweets directed at them and asked men to read them to their faces. The result went viral.
There are now more than 17,000 signatures on a new White House petition, calling on the Obama administration to reconsider new Army regulations about hair and grooming.
And the women in the Congressional Black Caucus have also sent a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, to the same effect.
Because the new rules, AR 670-1 tighten the restrictions on how women can braid and twist their hair, which has drawn criticism from some African-American women in the military.
NPR’s Karen Grigsby Bates joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to discuss the regulations.