Contact Us

The Ark-La-Tex Puts Up Dismal Numbers When it Comes to Women’s Equality

Women at workplace, professional female cleaner washing floor in
diego cervo, ThinkStock Images

Ladies, if you’re looking for your voice to be heard maybe the Ark-La-Tex isn’t the place for you.

I’m so thankful that I grew up with parents who taught me to have a voice. They encouraged me in all things and never discouraged me from pursuing something new. This is so important for kids, regardless of their gender, but it can be even more important for young women to have this ingrained in their brains. Collectively, we already struggle with self confidence in the first place, but we could also use a change to the narrative when it comes to women we look up to.

The Center for American Progress reports that women make up the majority of the country and are neck-and-neck with men when it comes to college-educated workers in the labor force. There’s no reason form this lack of confidence. In the words of Nike, “Just Do It.” We’re here and we’re powerful. Unfortunately though, the state you live in can have an effect on the extent of that power.

WalletHub recently put out a list of the “Best and Worst States for Women’s Equality” and the Ark-La-Tex looked pretty bad.

They took into account factors like the gap between male and female executives, unemployment rates for men and women, work hours, degrees, and more. Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana all fell in the bottom 10. Arkansas ranked at number 41 with Louisiana close behind at number 43. Texas landed at number 48 on the list making them one of the worst offenders.

Let’s look deeper into the numbers.

Louisiana is tied for 45th place for having one of the largest income gaps in the nation. The Boot also is in last place when it comes to women represented in political positions. Arkansas showed some promise as they had one of the smallest gaps between genders attaining a bachelor’s degree.

Best of Kicker 102.5

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kicker VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kicker VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.