On a related note, a sort of footnote to what I have been talking about and one which points out the need for continuing fights for justice, it develops that according to this year's Global Gender Gap report out of the World Economic Forum, the United States ranks 28th in their list of the world's most and least equal countries for men and women.
That is eight slots lower than last year.
The report, which looks at data from 145 countries, put the United States 74th in terms of equal pay for equal work and 81st in terms of the number of women in high government positions. On the other hand, it did rank higher in terms of education and life expectancy.
Kim Parker, director of social trends research at the non-partisan Pew Research Center, was not surprised by the results, saying:
We have not been at the leading edge internationally of female representation in top leadership positions nor in gender pay equity.We have to keep on keepin' on. There is much to do.
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