Women In America
The number of females in the United States according to the 2010 Census is 157.0 million. The number of males was 151.8 million.
Source: Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010
Women’s votes made the difference in the outcomes of several high-profile races that helped Democrats retain control of the U.S. Senate, according to an analysis of Edison Research exit polls conducted by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University.
Women in the 12 key swing states have starkly different responses from men when asked in an open-ended format to name the most important issues for their gender in the 2012 election. A plurality of female registered voters offered abortion (39%) as the most important issue for women, followed by jobs, healthcare, the economy, and equal rights. In contrast, men see jobs (38%) and the economy (37%) as the two most important issues facing men. Gallop Polling
99 female members of Congress overall, out of 535 members. That’s only 18.5% of Congress. National Women’s Political Caucus
Women still make 77 cents to a man’s dollar. 1 in 5 college women will experience sexual assault. Company’s can deny birth control coverage to women. 2/3rd of minimum wage workers are women. The U.S. is one of 3 industrialized countries with no paid maternity leave and States have passed more abortion restrictions in the last 3 years than in the 10 years before. Women are still getting fired for being pregnant. Child care can cost more than college tuition in 36 states. And twice as many women as men over 65 live in poverty. National Women’s Law Center Continue reading