Author Margaret Atwood speaks at the PEN America Literary Gala in New York, U.S., May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Women will suffer most from the devastation of climate change, as lawlessness triggered by disasters and food shortages make them vulnerable to rape and other violence, acclaimed dystopian novelist Margaret Atwood said Friday.Some women and girls are forced to sell sex to survive, and others are raped in times of conflict and catastrophe growing more frequent due to climate change, the 78-year old Canadian author said at a London conference.Atwood said she was optimistic for the future but warned that many people have grown complacent about the impacts of climate change.
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