Watch the full interview with California Rep. Loretta Sanchez on what needs to be done to fight sexual assault in the military.Watch Video
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Gender inequality is alive and well on K Street, Washington's notorious lobbying boulevard, according to a new report on CEO salaries issued Thursday by Bloomberg. The report revealed that women CEOs at the top 50 most politically active trade lobbying groups earned on average only 68 cents for every $1.00 their male counterparts were paid in 2011. That number is even lower than the national salary gap, which stands at 72 cents for every dollar earned by men.
An estimated 10.7 percent of inmates at the Denver Women's Correctional Facility claim staff members sexually assaulted them or were guilty of sexual misconduct, according to a new national study. It was the highest rate in the nation, according to the report by the U.S. Department of Justice, and four times the national average of 2.4 percent.
A member of Iran's constitutional watchdog group has said women cannot be presidential candidates, effectively killing the largely symbolic bids by about 30 women seeking to run in the June 14 election.
A new study has concluded that middle-aged women who suffer from depression are almost twice as likely to have a stroke. Researchers in a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, said that it was unclear why such a strong link between depression and stroke had been found, but that it was possible that inflammatory and immunological responses to depression could have an impact on blood vessels.
By Katie Snider, Associate Producer
Janet Napolitano, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, discussed her career in politics, the country’s safety, and what it’s like to run the show in a male dominated organization at the Women of Washington event Thursday. Napolitano was candid about the protection of U.S. citizens just a month after the Boston Marathon Bombings.
“We have a much better understanding of what terrorism is. . . We’re still figuring out what causes someone to look at radical literature and then to carry out an act of terrorism. . . We have the capacity to respond and get a community back on its feet quickly . . . that didn’t exist 10 years ago.”Read More »
Raise your hand if you, like me, have a hard time understanding why the military seems powerless to end sexual assault within its ranks.
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