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Discrimination Against Women Common Across Races, Identities, and Ethnicities

A new poll released by NPR show that forms of discrimination against women are pervasive in American society beyond discrimination in the form of sexual harassment that has been in the headlines for weeks now.

The poll shows that a majority of women believe that women are paid less than men for equal work.  One-third said they have been discriminated against when applying for jobs because they are women.

68 percent of women believe that women face discrimination in the workplace today.  But women in each racial, identity, and ethnic group have particular problems in education, housing, interactions with law enforcement, the courts, government, and employment.

Native American women have the highest levels of discrimination based on gender.  There is also a gulf in discrimination between high- and low-income areas.