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    Where does Utah’s large gender pay gap come from and how do we fight it?

    Utah is ranked number six on the largest gender-pay gap scale, with women making 70% of what men make, 10% less than the national average. There are many factors that contribute to this statistic. Many of which come down...

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    Men's Crisis Hotline to Save Lifes

    In the city of Bogotá, Columbia, there is a large concern over men’s mental health that may lead to violence against women. In the last year, an average of three women were abused every hour in the city and...

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    How Are Women in ICE Detention Centers Being Treated Medically?

    My previous article, “Whistleblower Alleges 'Medical Neglect,' Questionable Hysterectomies Of ICE Detainees,” discussed mass hysterectomies being performed on women detained in ICE detention centers, as well as fabricated medical records and an underreporting of Covid-19 cases. These hysterectomies lead...

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    Medical Neglect in ICE Detention Centers

    According to NPR, additional information has been added to the list of human rights abuses against those in ICE detention centers. Mass questionable hysterectomies have been performed on women detained. A group of legislators have called for an investigation,...

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    1 Comment
    • Dear Lindsey,
      Your post caught my attention because it’s actually something that I heard about a few weeks ago on the news. When I heard that the doctors at this ICE detention center were removing the uterus of many women I was in shock. I wasn’t even aware that the uterus could be removed. And the truly sad thing about this situation is that many of these poor women aren’t even aware of what’s happening to them. I read that for the most part many of these women don’t need the surgery, yet they still go through it. It’s also sad because many women have the illusion of having children, and these doctors are taking that opportunity away from them. And the problem is that many people don’t speak out about these issues, but thanks to the nurse that was working there found this wrong and is now speaking on the situation. The real question is are they going to do anything about it or are they just going to let it slide. (Link to the CNN article on the hysterectomies at ICE facilities https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/15/politics/immigration-customs-enforcement-medical-care-detainees/index.html )

      One sentence you wrote that stood out to me was, “ ICE workers have also refused to test detainees for COVID-19, underreporting cases they have tested for, shredded medical requests submitted by detained immigrants, fabricated medical records, etc.” I think immigrants’ lives are more in danger under the hands of ICE because they are treated horribly. They escape their homeland due to violence or other problems so that many just end up dying in cages.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write about next because these are topics that should receive more attention to end such problems.

      -Yamile Beltran

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