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Women fighting forest fires say abuse is rife but men often go unpunished

Women in the US Forest Service love what they do. But they likewise describe a toxic male context that tolerates, and even promotes, their harassers Denice Rice handles things for herself. A more than 20 -year veteran of the US Forest Service’s wildfire functionings, she’s spent weeks at a time operating flames deep in the wilderness. So she supposed she could manage when, in 2009, her new second-in-line superintendent started committing her unwanted attention.” He immediately befriended me and started mentoring me, and from there it just got weird ,”…

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