Monday, October 22, 2012

Female delinquents have rougher way to go

Considering the vast majority of those who were categorized as "female juvenile delinquents" back in the 1970s were also survivors of child abuse, I thought this article was extremely interesting.  It saddens me a great deal that they were punished for promiscuity, but cause what we know today is that promiscuity is often symptomology of a child who was sexually abuse.  It's also appalling that when a girl was arrested that it was common place to give her a gynecological exam.

This article was published in the Chicago Defender back in 1975.

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