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On International Woman’s Day, how are women in NC faring

In light of International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8, the NC Justice Center has released a fact sheet on women and the economy, highlighting the important role of the 2.3 million women in North Carolina’s labor force as well as the persistent structural inequalities that have been exacerbated by budget cuts and a weak economic recovery.

Women remain vulnerable to economic instability and poverty, data shows, and the weak economic recovery combined with cuts to critical state-funded services hurts the economic security of North Carolina’s families and communities. Declines in government jobs have hit women particularly hard, with women losing more than twice as many government jobs as men nationally during the official recovery period.  North Carolina data on state reductions in force show that more than half of the jobs lost were held by women.

 

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  1. Frances Jenkins

    March 9, 2012 at 7:55 am

    What concern me is people like NC Policy Watch, Blue NC, Progressive Pulse pretend to advocate for women and for the poor. My belief is they do not understand poverty, how to solve poverty or elevate woman. They just talk for their own benefit, not for the poor or woman. Secondly, they support a double standard when women are attacked. Ok, they have been all over Rush and should have been.So why is it okay for most of the writers(Chris, Rob, Greg,James) to attack Rush and to launch the attacks on me because I am poor and less educated? I have been labeled mentally ill, dumb, backwards just to name the mild labels. Secondly, when the left laughs at David Letterman’s comments about Sarah Palin’s daughter, you are silent. Bill Mayer’s horrible comments never turn a head. The head of the SuperPac for President Obama that accepted the one million dollar donation explained it as okay because Bill was a comedian and Rush is the defacto leader of the Republican Party. Really??? That makes it okay? Talk about a double standard!! I know, I know, it is always different for the left.

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