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    mint julep, raincrow

    there's a discriminatory element.

    Almost 19 percent of youth entering New York's juvenile prisons are girls yet the facilities short-change girls by denying them access to essential educational services. Girls complain they have long periods of time, particularly on weekends, in which they are kept in their rooms and given nothing constructive to do.

    "Boys receive vocational education including engine repair and food preparation courses leading to nationally recognized certifications, but girls held in the same facility or just across the street are barred from these classes," said Lenora Lapidus, director of the ACLU Women's Rights Project. "New York is enforcing outdated gender stereotypes and young women are being denied the chance to develop skills they need to survive in the outside world."

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    Every horror committed by man begins with the lie that some man is not a man. - Jyrinx

    by kyril on Tue Dec 15, 2009 at 10:19:14 AM PST

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