In a more than 2,300-word article, the Washington Post (9/6, Wax-Thibodeaux) chronicles the two-year pursuit of retired Sgt. Brenda Reed for “a foot that fits, a female foot” from the Department of Veterans Affairs. According to the Post, as “a health-care system that for generations catered almost exclusively to men,” the VA “has been slow to recognize that the 2.3 million female veterans represent the fastest-growing population turning to the agency. In a myriad ways, the VA is struggling to address the urgent needs of these women for medical and mental health services.”
— “One female veteran’s epic quest for a ‘foot that fits’,” Emily Wax-Thibodeaux, Washington Post, September 5, 2015.