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Louisiana Named One of the Worst States for Women’s Equality


After a particularly contentious presidential election, 2017 has been largely marked by closer examinations of the female presence in politics, the workplace, and popular culture. Though progress has certainly been made in the near-century since women won the right to vote, there is still a tremendous amount of work to do. A new study further reveals the shortcomings of gender equality in the U.S., naming Louisiana as one of the top ten worst states for women’s rights. 


Louisiana Second Worst State in the U.S. For Working Mothers, Study Says


Ahead of Mother’s Day this Sunday (5.14), a ranking of the best and worst states in America for working moms was released on Monday. WalletHub conducted the survey, analyzing the fifty states and the District of Columbia on key criteria like female unemployment rates and average salaries to the quality of accessible childcare. Louisiana ranked second to last in the study, beating out Alabama for quality of life for mothers. 


Equal Pay for Louisiana Women Won't Happen Until 2115


Louisiana residents will not see the gender wage gap close until 2115, according to a report released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). Louisiana joins Wyoming, Utah, and North Dakota as the only four states still with a gender gap into the 22nd century. 


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