The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a formal complaint with the Department of Labor over a federally-funded, veteran’s job-training provider that is only offering courses in How To Be a Housewife to female veterans.
The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a sex-discrimination complaint on Wednesday against the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM). According to the complaint, which was filed with the U.S. Department of Labor, the ABCCM, which “is a cooperative ministry of churches in Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina that provides assistance and services to the homeless, veterans and families in poverty,” has been excluding female veterans from the job training services offered to men.
The ABCCM receives federal funding specifically for its “Veterans Employment & Training Services,” which self-purportedly provides “skills assessment, training, job placement and coaching for those seeking new career level jobs to break the bonds of homelessness and poverty.” But, Emily Bagby, one of the female Army veterans represented by the Law Center, alleges that ABCCM had gender-segregated training programs that offered women only poor quality services.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, instead of being offered job training, Bagby was only offered courses in knitting, meditation, and bible study, among other things.
Essential skills for making it in the 21st century. In the third world.
All things considered, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Republicans believe those should be considered job training. And the name of the job they train you for is called Barefoot And Pregnant.