Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet: Veterans Day Edition

In honor of Veterans Day:

An estimated 1.3 million veterans are uninsured.

The GOP’s food stamp cuts would kick 170,000 vets off the program.

Reports of military sexual violence are up 46 percent since last year. Support Senator Gillibrand’s bill to remove sexual assault prosecutions from the chain of command.

Ten percent of recent vets are unemployed, including 11.6 percent of female vets compared to 9.6 percent of male ones.

Veterans with PTSD are two-to-three times more likely to commit intimate partner violence than veterans without the disorder.

A recent report found that the VA denies disability claims for military sexual trauma-related PTSD at higher rates than other PTSD claims.

Female veterans are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.

In other news:

No, Joss Whedon, “feminist” is not a dirty word.

The Zambian First Lady spoke out for LGBT rights.

A couple takes on the NFL and “being a man.”

A Black woman’s life is also a valuable life to save.

New Orleans, LA

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Editorial.

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