Some guys still hold the door open for women. Nothing wrong with that, everybody likes a little chivalry now and then.
But ICYMI some places are holding the door shut. Whole states.
Spoiler alert: if the whole battle of the sexes makes you throw up in your mouth a little bit you should probably stop reading now.
So if you are still reading…new census bureau data out in the really, who-didn’t-know-this category indicates that women make up darn near half the work force. And now, a new report out says that some states are tougher places for a gal to bring home the bacon, let alone fry it up in a pan!
Tell your mom, your sis, your daughter or your BFF that if you are of the female persuasion and a fan of stuff like equal pay, management positions and good health care, you may want to cross the ten worst states off of your relo list.
To determine the worst states for women, some folks used a newer methodology based on the Center for American Progress’ 2013 report, “The State of Women in America.”
The new info, put together by those braniacs at 24/7wallstreet.com used a coupla other kinda important factors besides the pay rates like the poverty rate for women, the percentage in government and the infant mortality rate.
Lots of reasons why, lotta history there, but the bottom line is that on average women earn about 79 cents for every dollar that a man earns.
The top ten worst aka bottom ten states when you factor in the new date are these:
- South Dakota
- North Dakota
Hard to change things overnight, but this sure seems like a LOT of nights already. Complicated stuff because critics say that modern day feminist politics has co-opted working women into nothing more than bargaining chips during elections. Meanwhile the regular working stiff gals are left getting groceries at Wal-Mart, buying BOGO shoes at Payless and wondering if anybody cares.
It’s a puzzle allright.
If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody gonna be happy.