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Treated like a 'piece of meat': Female veterans endure harassment at the VA

 

March 13, 2019



Corey Foster spent her Army career caring for wounded troops, both as a flight medic in the Iraq war and at Walter Reed hospital, so she looked forward to one of the most celebrated benefits of military service — health care for life from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Then she walked through the door at a VA Medical Center in Temple, Texas.

“You felt like you were a piece of meat,” said Foster, 34, who retired as a sergeant. “Standing in line at the registration desk, I was getting comments from the male patients behind me, looking me up and down. It was a major source of discomfort.”

http://www.startribune.com/treated-like-a-piece-of-meat-female-veterans-endure-harassment-at-the-va/507055882/

 

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