Poverty IS Sexist

At the Golden Globes last night, Connie Britton wore a sweater that said “Poverty Is Sexist.”

What does that mean? Well, we interpret that slogan in light of what we know about poverty. And the data tell us that, year after year, women are more likely to live in poverty than men. Single mothers, women of color, and elderly women are at particularly high risk of living in poverty. Specifically:

Here’s hoping that attention to the sexual harassment, discrimination, and other forms of inequality – including economic inequality — that women face every day will bring real change in 2018 and beyond. #TIMESUP