The War on Women in America
Here are 12 facts you may not know
The war on women is real, or so it seems if one realizes some of the recent laws involving women’s rights. In addition, a look at the present political climate wanting to change or lessen the strength of laws regarding woman’s rights that exist in America today makes one feel there may truly be a “war on women”. While there have been great strides over the past 100 years in recognizing the value of women and allowing them many rights such as owning property while being married, voting, working outside the home, and bringing charges against a man for domestic violence, there are still many situations where women are not treated fairly. For example:
- In 31 states a rapist may sue his victim for custody and visitation rights to the child conceived by his forced act.
- In all 50 states a rape victim cannot sue her rapist for child support.
- While marital rape is now legally considered a criminal act, a number of states have passed laws allowing exceptions and the prosecuting of this crime at a lesser level than stranger rape.
- Even with passage of the Equal Pay Enforcement Act, women, on the average, still earn 79% of a man’s wage for the same job description.
- Each state has its own laws regarding on the job pregnancy rights and sexual harassment. Way too often these laws fail to offer reasonable protection for women in the workplace.
- Family Law varies considerably from state to state because it is not an area in which the Constitution permits the Federal Government to act and thereby create uniformity.
- Family responsibility such as staying home with a sick child for several days can be used as a reason for firing a parent, most often a woman, from their job.
- As of 2012 the United States was ranked 22nd out of l35 countries in terms of gender equality when we should be number 1.
- While many men do help with household chores and child care, a number of surveys report most men still feel, even if the woman works outside the home, it is her responsibility to care for the house and children.
- It has been proven that statistically men have a significant advantage over women when applying for highly selective universities.
- In many states there are increased efforts to reduce programs for low income women with young children such as WIC and Medicaid.
- There is a huge rise in passage of state laws reducing services and rights related to women’s health and reproductive rights, most particularly abortion.
All of the above speak to the insensitivity of those in government who decide what is right and what is wrong, especially for victims, in this case women.
If you are a woman living in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Miami-Dade, Broward, Hillsborough, or Orange county and you have a concern involving your rights under the law, Attorney Grand Gisondo offers a free, initial, in-office consultation where he will meet with you personally. He can then answer your questions and explain how he can help. If your concern should be in an area of expertise he does not practice, he will refer you to an attorney right for your particular needs.
Attorney Gisondo gives each person his full attention and honestly cares about helping you find the best solution for you as an individual be it personal or work related. You can call his office at (561) 530-4568 to make an appointment. As one of Attorney Gisondo’s guiding principles states “I will always keep an open ear and open mind and will fight your fight as if it was my own.”