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Air Force sex scandal

Charges of sexual assault against female recruits at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas unearthed the Air Force sex scandal. Investigations found endemic abuse at the Air Force's primary training facility. (Eric Gay/AP Photo)

Year in Review 2012: Female Fights

It's an odd notion, really, that a group making up a tad more than half

the American population needs its worth to be considered separately. However,

female accomplishments—and political imbroglios—certainly triggered feverish

online searches on Yahoo!.