Why many retired women live in poverty

Why many retired women live in poverty

There are 8 comments on the 4029TV.com story from May 14, 2014, titled Why many retired women live in poverty. In it, 4029TV.com reports that:

Gender inequality doesn't end at the workplace. For many women, the gender gap haunts them well into their retirement years, when far more women find themselves living in poverty.

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Unfortunate Consequence

Beverly, MA

#1 May 14, 2014
Women get paid less, therefore they earn a lower pension and they live longer. Not a good combination.
WE PORK HICKS

United States

#2 May 14, 2014
you got it sweetie. Their nothing but a bunch of dirty pedophiles , rapist filth . and direct discriminators of women in general.
WE PORK HICKS

United States

#3 May 14, 2014
As women advance professionally, they have begun to redefine their self-images. One women's leader says: "We used to think we had to marry doctors [to achieve status and financial security]. Now we know we can be doctors ourselves."

But women have not achieved economic "parity" [equality] with men. A 1987 Congressional survey reported that women, on average, take home 68 percent of what men earn. That statistic, combined with the fact that many women are raising children alone, helps explain why far more women than men are living in poverty.
WE PORK HICKS

United States

#4 May 14, 2014
example , eighth-grade student from reports that her mother, who works as a food buyer, has found that women are discriminated against in the food industry. A women with five years' experience may receive the same salary as a newly hired male, ETC.
USA MASTER TECHS

United States

#5 May 14, 2014
IF you happen to be a real woman out there in the world . You get it. And you could roll the trash water scumbags time after time on direct illegal USA crimes on women.
WE PORK HICKS

United States

#6 May 16, 2014
Its good to see more and more women standing up for their rights , JUMP OVER TO MORE ON FILTHY KLAN TRASH RAPE CULTURES OF ACTUAL PEDOPHILE INCEST FILTH , and gets ya pull.
Tabitha

United States

#7 May 16, 2014
WE PORK HICKS wrote:
you got it sweetie. Their nothing but a bunch of dirty pedophiles , rapist filth . and direct discriminators of women in general.
your exactly right. The realization of women's rights is a global struggle based on universal human rights and the rule of law. It requires all of us to unite in solidarity to end traditions, practices, and laws that harm women. It is a fight for freedom to be fully and completely human and equal without apology or permission. Ultimately, the struggle for women's human rights must be about making women's lives matter everywhere all the time. In practice, this means taking action to stop discrimination and violence against women. The realization of women's rights is a global struggle based on universal human rights and the rule of law. It requires all of us to unite in solidarity to end traditions, practices, and laws that harm women. It is a fight for freedom to be fully and completely human and equal without apology or permission. Ultimately, the struggle for women's human rights must be about making women's lives matter everywhere all the time. In practice, this means taking action to stop discrimination and violence against women.
megconway

Fletcher, NC

#9 Sep 22, 2014
The same could be said for women who are disabled and unable to work. For any woman who is disabled or thinking of moving to North Carolina,
please read and sign my petition at Change.org here that discusses why it's not a good idea to even drive through North Carolina
http://chn.ge/1fhM4si
AARP please help all members become informed of what can happen to them physically, financially and emotionally.  There is no incentive for corporations to be as safety conscious as they should be in North Carolina, for those who truly do not care about people's lives.
If you want to protect your members and the savings they worked so hard for, inform them about North Carolina.
Meg Conway, Asheville NC

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