Women and the short end of the stick

Troubling news from Amnesty International. According to an article in Montreal’s La Presse, 1 in 3 women are exposed to physical violence in their lifetimes. 1 in 5 will be raped or physically assaulted in their lifetimes. 1 in 100 young girls will not make it past their first birthdays, neglected by their parents.

Footnote: a rousing cheer for me. I’ve been taking french lessons, and for the first time, I read a French newspaper and pretty much understood everything. Can it be that I can finally abandon Montreal Gazette for the superior and comprehensive French alternative, La Presse?


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