Many reasons for gap
"By age 65, the average woman will have lost $431,000 throughout her working career was a result of the pay gap."
Cause and effect not certain
In states that have private-sale background checks for handguns "49 percent fewer women are shot and killed."
"The United States is the only industrialized country that does not guarantee paid time off to care for a new child."
"Women still earn about 77 cents for every dollar a man earns for working the same job."
Tough times for many
"The poverty rate amongst women is the worst it’s been in 17 years and the extreme poverty rate is the worst it’s ever been."
Many ways to look at pay gap
Virginia women earn "only 79 cents to each dollar earned by men..."
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