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US: Women’s “Equality”: The Criminalization of Women’s Trauma
Change-Links Progressive – July 28, 2017
Studies show that at least 85% of people with serious psychiatric diagnoses are survivors of severe trauma. There are similar rates of prior trauma for people with histories of substance abuse, foster care, homelessness, those receiving public assistance, and those facing incarceration. For incarcerated women, the percentage of them who have previously been survivors of trauma is near 100%. Violence against women and girls is all too common; some estimate that 90% of girls experience at least one major trauma before the age of 18.