New Poll: Women Are Biased Toward Thinking They Aren't Equal
In our real poll of actual swing-state voters, we found that 42 percent of people think women actually already have equal rights. (So stop the fussing, ladies!) But that's not all.
Less than half of men think there's gender discrimination. Almost two-thirds of women think there is.
When we asked people if they'd vote for Oprah Winfrey or Clint Eastwood for president (Yes, we asked that.), two-thirds of Eastwood voters thought women had equal rights.
That's right. Most people who'd vote for a man even after he debated a chair don't think gender discrimination exists.
And only 20% of Obama supporters said women have equal rights. Fully 70% of Romney supporters did.
Now that we've inundated you with people's opinions about gender discrimination, are you wondering what the reality is?
One year out of college, women earn 82% of what their male counterparts earn. That's better than it used to be, but it sure as heck isn't "equal."
Even though women are 51% of the U.S. population, they hold only 16.8% of seats in the House of Representatives and 17% of seats in the Senate. And this year, the Fortune 500 had more female CEOs than ever before! Eighteen. Out of 500.
Want more stats from our swing-state poll? Check 'em out.
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