Monday, September 24, 2012

WISGOP Is Winning Their War Against Women

Depressing news came out last week showing the gender gap in Wisconsin, as well as the nation, is still at abhorrent and untenable levels:
An unprecedented analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data released this week confirms that Wisconsin has a significant gender-based wage gap in all of its Congressional districts.

According to the analysis, the median yearly pay for women in Wisconsin is $10,324 less than the median yearly pay for Wisconsin men, or 78 cents for every dollar.

Nationally, full-time working women are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to full-time working men, according to Census data. The analysis was conducted by the National Partnership for Women & Families.

“It is stunning and deeply troubling to learn that the wage gap affects women in nearly every congressional district in the country. Women and their families are losing critical income for food, gas, rent, health insurance and more due to a punishing gender-based wage gap that has plagued this country for decades,” said Debra Ness, president of the National Partnership.

“This new data should be a clear and resounding wake-up call for all lawmakers who have the power to pass legislation that would help close the gap and promote economic security for the women and families in their districts.”
Sad to say, but the current batch of politicians have shown that they are more inclined to make the problem worse rather than fix it.

This goes to show that the upcoming elections are just as important as ever. Make sure that the people you vote for are against the war on women and not simply against women.

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