Then there’s this:
This confirms basically every stereotype about the white, elitist Northeast as compared to the back-water, hick-ish South and Southeast. West Virginia, Arkansas, and Mississippi seem particularly egregious in this regard.
The gender pay gap in West Virginia right now probably won’t close until 2101. That’s, uh, 86 years from now.
Arkansas (2082) and Mississippi (2087) are a little bit better.
The gender wage gap makes absolutely no logical sense — see here — and the Southeast has never really been a bastion of equality or social mobility, but still … these stats are sad.