The Numbers Crunch: What’s so wrong about playing the ‘woman’s card’? - Women's Foundation California

The Sacramento Bee, April 29, 2016

A new thing in the rollicking presidential race is Donald Trump’s ridiculous slam that Hillary Clinton is playing the “woman’s card.”

As if someone trying to become America’s first female president could somehow avoid voters noticing she’s a woman.

Clinton is cashing in on the attack, responding that “if fighting for women’s health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman’s card, then deal me in!” Her campaign is offering a fundraising gimmick – an official Hillary for America Woman Card.

So if a woman’s card actually existed, where’s the best place in California to use it?

There’s now a much more comprehensive tool to figure that out, a joint production of the California Budget & Policy Center and the Women’s Foundation of California. The interactive online index is a wide-ranging look at women’s well-being in all 58 counties. It brings together data on more than two dozen indicators centered on health, personal safety, employment and earnings, economic security and political power.

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