Maternity leave, birth control access, unequal pay and treatment in the workplace, sexual assault,catcalling on the streets, threats of violence for -gasp- talking about feminism in video games online: Women are grappling with a number of headline-grabbing issues these days.
But in Arkansas, where 1 woman in 5 lives below the poverty line, where few women own businesses and where barely half of women vote, the problems are worse than anywhere else in the U.S., according to WalletHub. (Related: Click here to see the 15 best states for women.)
It ranked states based on women’s economic and social well-being (taking into account such data as median earnings, unemployment and poverty) as well as on women’s health issues (such as life expectancy at birth and the proportion of uninsured women). WalletHub’s state rankings for working moms, for having a baby, and for women’s equality were also a factor.