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The casual and systematic dismissal of the traumatic experiences of girls and young women (Boss Betty)

The casual and systematic dismissal of the traumatic experiences of girls and young women – Boss Betty
Two of the bigger stories that caught our eye this week dealt with how casually and systematically the traumatic experiences of girls and young women are disregarded.

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The endless examples of institutions, and the people that populate them, failing to protect young women and girls are heartbreaking, and their ill effects can last a lifetime. “Survivors can spend years losing out on work and family time, jeopardizing their mental health and career, trying to get justice, and too often are left with nothing,” women’s rights attorney Dr. Ann Olivarius told Boss Betty via email. “The inexcusable mishandling of the Larry Nassar case shows just how deeply young women are distrusted and ignored, to protect a powerful man and a money-making institution.”