Best & Worst States For Women

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Best & Worst States For Women
Thu, 03-22-2012 - 4:34pm

We've ranked all of the states on which are the best and worst for women.

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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 6:02pm

It seems odd that factoring in rates for domestic violence/rape against women was not included.

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Fri, 03-23-2012 - 10:17am

Senator Mikulski is officially (as of last Wednesday), the longest serving female in Congress.



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Fri, 03-23-2012 - 3:09pm
Interesting. In reading some of the pros about some of the higher ranking states, I couldn't help but ask myself if these are pros born out of cons. For example, it was stated that "And New York City was the first in the country to fund programs to increase awareness of and access to emergency contraceptives." The first thing that popped into my mind was "Is there a higher rate of women being raped in New York, prompting this awareness and access?"
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Tue, 03-27-2012 - 1:22pm
I don't know that i care about the best state for women. I care about the best place to live for MY ENTIRE FAMILY. I have a husband and kids too and their needs are as important as mine.


Um, no. I want to live in a land were PEOPLE can thrive. That includes women, yes, but it isn't limited to women. I dont' want to live in a land that discrimates against women; or in which the rights of women are diminished. But I don't place "how are women treated" at teh top of my list. I place "how are citizens treated" at the top of my list.

That said, many of the factors used int he rankings aren't really exclusive to women. Men (and children too) should be just as encouraged to get their annual exams, exercise, eat properly, not to be overweight. And dont' these children have fathers? Isn't affordable childcare important for men too?

Reproductive rights is defintiely a woman's issue. And I think that's an important thing to consider. And I do think it's important to have a wide diversity of legislative representation.

But really? This is all not very important to me.

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