By Dr. Natalie M. Davis

As Alabama voters return from their Super Tuesday polling places and the election cycle continues, a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) has given women cause for concern about where the state is headed: Alabama ranked dead last on the status of women among the southern states.

The findings from this report—which gave Alabama a D- based on how women in the state are faring in six different areas related to women’s economic, social, health, and political status—are a wake-up call for all residents. One thing the report made clear is that Alabama’s workers, voters, and legislators need to start taking women’s earnings seriously.

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