If You're A Man Or A Woman Or Have Ever Had A Family, Look At This Chart And Go, 'WTF, America?'

The people in America are on their way towards equality — at home and at work. The policies though? Notsomuch. This chart (and America's reality) is what happens when politicians (and policies) fail women, men, and families — and babies! — for 20+ years.

All is not lost! Family-friendlier policies would help! From the White House:

One study estimated that U.S. female labor force participation would be 6.8 percentage points higher if the U.S. had implemented a suite of family-friendly policies.

For some people, every day is Independence Day. For Janis Shinwari, this will be his first 4th of July as an American citizen. And boy, he earned it.

"If I was in Afghanistan—if I didn't come here, I wouldn't be alive now. I would be dead." Shinwari told CNN Heroes in 2018. Shinwari risked his life for nine years serving as a translator for U.S. forces in his native country of Afghanistan. He risked his life everyday knowing that should he be caught by the Taliban, the consequences would be severe. "If the Taliban catch you, they will torture you in front of your kids and families and make a film of you." Shinwari said. "Then [they'll] send it to other translators as a warning message to stop working with the American forces."

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