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Best and Worst US States for Women

Say aloha to Hawaii, ladies
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2017 4:37 PM CDT
Best and Worst US States for Women
A big aloha to women in Hawaii.   (Getty Images/AleksandarNakic)

Women often wear pink when they're demonstrating for equal rights, but they may want to swap that out for a rainbow-colored lei instead. MoveHub looked at a variety of factors—including a state's gender pay gap, educational equality, and documented instances of violence against women—to determine which states would offer the best quality of life for the ladies, and which could use some improvement. The winner: Hawaii, which was tops in terms of health insurance for women and a low murder rate. The loser: Oklahoma, which saw especially low marks in the area of women's reproductive rights. Others in each category's top five:

5 Best

  1. Hawaii
  2. Vermont
  3. Minnesota
  4. Illinois
  5. Maryland
5 Worst
  1. Oklahoma
  2. Louisiana
  3. Utah
  4. Mississippi
  5. South Carolina
See the complete ranking here. (The best US states for career women.)

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