Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Women in America

... get treated as second-class citizens in a lot of ways.  It's a bunch of atavistic nonsense that ruins a lot of lives.

Military Sexual Assault Reports Rose 11 Percent in 2009
Nancy A. Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers: "The number of sexual assaults reported in the US military rose 11 percent last year, the Defense Department said Tuesday, but Pentagon officials conceded that they still don't know how common sexual assaults are because many troops fear retribution if the attacks come to the attention of their commanders."

Stop Mistreating Working Women!
Dick Meister, Truthout: "Although the global recession has had a serious impact on working men and women alike, two new reports make clear that women in the United States and throughout the world have suffered most because of long-standing discrimination."

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