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Thursday, July 4

Guardian / Reuters Peru Women Cops Face Macho Backlash: "Women were put in charge after a study determined they would be incorruptible when dealing with lawbreakers, whereas the first thing most male traffic officers do is stick out a hand for a bribe. But in the last 18 months, women cops have been punched, run over and dragged by angry male drivers who don't like taking lip from women. The 1,450 female police assigned to street duty make up 73 percent of the transit police force, but they account for 90 percent of 137 abuse cases reported in the first half of this year alone, according to the police." Peruvina men have also started rumors that women cops are just as corruptible as male cops.

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