Do Georgia and Alabama have a woman problem?

ssorich@ledger-enquirer.comOctober 2, 2013 

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Despite references to Southern hospitality and awesome sweet tea, the South might not be the best place for women.

The Center for American Progress recently released "The State of Women in America," a report that examines "the progress made and the challenges remaining for women across the country." It grades individual states based on "categories that are critical to women’s overall well-being."

Georgia and Alabama both earned an "F."

Alabama ranked 47th nationally, while Georgia ranked 41st nationally. Yes, things could be (slightly) worse. Louisiana is the worst state for women, according to the report.

Looking at the results map, it's glaringly obviously that most "failing" states are concentrated in the South -- with the exception of Utah, South Dakota and Indiana.

The Center for American Progress "is an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action," according to its website.

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