Posted 6 years ago on April 22, 2012, 8:15 a.m. EST by GirlFriday
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Roberson also noted that Wisconsin women lose a total of $10 billion per year, or $11,000 per family, due to this wage gap where women earn $.75 on the dollar as compared to men. She contended that this gap is due to a systematic bias that the Republicans are now exacerbating with laws attacking women. “Women voting for Republicans are like deer voting for the NRA. They have us in their sights,” she quipped.
Sara Finger tied the wage gap to unequal health outcomes and increasingly negative effects on children and families. “Economic security is a women’s health issue since it determines the type and frequency of healthcare services they can access.” http://www.progressive.org/women_rally_for_equal_pay_in_madison.html