Sex and the CIA: Is Sexism Hurting U.S. Security?

Saturday, November 15, 2008
When a CIA woman serving abroad has an affair or falls in love with a local, their clearances are routinely revoked, forcing them to resign, a group of female former employees charge. When men do the same, they get a slap on the wrist. A few years ago, CIA women began filing complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, charging that males get preferential treatment when they’re caught in a liaison dangereuse with a local or, for that matter, an American outside the CIA.


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