When the subject of equal pay for women was broached during the second presidential debate, President Obama touted his support for the Lilly Ledbetter bill while Mitt Romney bragged about binders full of women and stressed how important it is for working moms to be home in time to cook dinner.
Meme makers, pundits, and writers of late night show monologues couldn't have asked for better fodder. But all the jokes muddled the severity of gender income inequality.
So how do women's paychecks in the Sunshine State stack up when compared with their penis-equipped counterparts?
Statewide, women make 76 cents to every dollar earned by a man. While that sounds dismal, it's sad to say that Hawaii, Florida and Nevada have the smallest gender income inequality gaps in the entire country, according to a nifty analysis from the New America Foundation and Slate.
For every dollar a man earns in Broward County, a woman earns 78 cents. It's the same for our glitzy neighbors to north in Palm Beach. Down in Dade, things are slightly better, where women make 79 cents to a man's buck.
Here's one piece of advice to women looking for work in Florida: Avoid Liberty County.
If you're not toting a dong and balls below the waste in Liberty -- some panhandle hellhole that's mostly forest -- you're screwed. Women in Liberty make a mere 55 cents to a man's dollar.
So what's the state with the biggest gender income gap? Utah. Duh.
Women in the land of Mormons make an average of 55 cents to every dollar earned by a man. In one county, the average is a horrific 31 cents.
Wyoming, Louisiana, Michigan and North Dakota are similarly terrible.
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