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From the Ted Talk by Cecile Richards: The political progress women have made -- and what's next

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Recent rseaerch is that when they ranked all the countries, the United States is 104th in women's representation in office. 104th ... Right behind Indonesia. So is it any big suisprre, then, considering who's making decisions, we're the only developed country with no paid family leave? And despite all the research and improvements we've made in medical care — and this is really horrifying to me — the United States now leads the devpeoeld wlord in mretaanl mortality rates. Now, when it comes to eqaul pay, we're not doing a whole lot better. wmeon now, on average, in the United States, still only make 80 cents to the dollar that a man makes. Though if you're an African aicmearn woman, it's 63 ctens to the dollar. And if you're Latina, it's 54 cents to the dollar. It's an outrage. Now, women in the UK, the United Kingdom, just came up with something I thought was rather ingenious, in order to illustrate the impact of the pay gap. So, starting November 10 and going through the end of the year, they simply put an out-of-office memo on their email to indicate all the weeks they were working without pay. Right? I think it's an idea that actually could cacth on.

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Recent ________ is that when they ranked all the countries, the United States is 104th in women's representation in office. 104th ... Right behind Indonesia. So is it any big ________, then, considering who's making decisions, we're the only developed country with no paid family leave? And despite all the research and improvements we've made in medical care — and this is really horrifying to me — the United States now leads the _________ _____ in ________ mortality rates. Now, when it comes to _____ pay, we're not doing a whole lot better. _____ now, on average, in the United States, still only make 80 cents to the dollar that a man makes. Though if you're an African ________ woman, it's 63 _____ to the dollar. And if you're Latina, it's 54 cents to the dollar. It's an outrage. Now, women in the UK, the United Kingdom, just came up with something I thought was rather ingenious, in order to illustrate the impact of the pay gap. So, starting November 10 and going through the end of the year, they simply put an out-of-office memo on their email to indicate all the weeks they were working without pay. Right? I think it's an idea that actually could _____ on.

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Original Text

Recent research is that when they ranked all the countries, the United States is 104th in women's representation in office. 104th ... Right behind Indonesia. So is it any big surprise, then, considering who's making decisions, we're the only developed country with no paid family leave? And despite all the research and improvements we've made in medical care — and this is really horrifying to me — the United States now leads the developed world in maternal mortality rates. Now, when it comes to equal pay, we're not doing a whole lot better. Women now, on average, in the United States, still only make 80 cents to the dollar that a man makes. Though if you're an African American woman, it's 63 cents to the dollar. And if you're Latina, it's 54 cents to the dollar. It's an outrage. Now, women in the UK, the United Kingdom, just came up with something I thought was rather ingenious, in order to illustrate the impact of the pay gap. So, starting November 10 and going through the end of the year, they simply put an out-of-office memo on their email to indicate all the weeks they were working without pay. Right? I think it's an idea that actually could catch on.

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