Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Best States for Women - How Does Yours Rank?

Using eleven maps and charts, the Institute for Women's Policy Research published the final two reports in a seven-part series exploring how women are faring in the states. The report, entitled "Status of Women in the States," is updated from 2004.

Minnesota rose to the top, followed by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon, California, Hawaii, and Maryland. Bringing up the rear are Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, and Texas.

Some states are getting it, and some aren't. As the gender hierarchy continues to fall, perhaps the South is clinging more to the good ole boys club of males who want to conserve hierarchies. Of course hierarchical religions keep women down too.