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Should women vote for Trump or Biden? Show more Show less
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Gender inequality underpins many problems which disproportionately affect women and girls. The include domestic and sexual violence, gender-related pay gaps, lack of access to education, and inadequate healthcare. How the Presidential candidates approach this could swing the female vote. So, should women vote for Trump or Biden?

Women should vote for Biden Show more Show less

Joe Biden has been a consistent supporter of women's rights and will structure his administration to ensure women's issues remain at the forefront of US policy.
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Biden will help women navigate work and families

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Biden himself has been a single parent and knows how difficult it is to raise a family. Women overwhelmingly take on the responsibilities of caring for their families. Only one in six[1] American workers typically has access to paid family leave if they need it. Individuals from ethnic minority groups are even less likely to be able to take paid leave. When parents are forced to choose between their jobs and caregiving, the economic cost is large. The lack of family friendly policies is causing many women to leave the workforce completely. Biden will expand access to affordable care for children, the elderly, and people with disabilities. His administration will also provide paid leave and other important workplace benefits and protections, reducing the strain on women to provide these things.

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  1. https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/access-to-paid-and-unpaid-family-leave-in-2018.htm
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