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90 years after women's suffrage, equality issues unresolved

By Laura Stampler
The Miami Herald

"As of 2009, women only earned about 77 percent of their male counterparts' salary, with black women earning only 68.9 cents for every dollar earned by a white male and Hispanic/Latina women 60.2 cents, says the Institute for Women's Policy Research.

'We have this tendency to celebrate, but I don't know if I'd celebrate that it took that long to get women the right to vote,’ said Paula Xanthopoulou, a former member of the Miami-Dade Commission for Women. ‘Women's Equality Day was created to emphasize that women do not have equality.’”

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