The state ranked 18th in economic security, with a grade of “B-.” Among the scores, Oklahoma women overall make 76 cents, African-American women make 64 cents and Hispanic women make 46 cents for each dollar white men in Oklahoma make.
We ranked 41st in leadership.
Only 36.4 percent of statewide elected executive seats and 13.4 percent of state legislature seats are held by women. And only 1.2 percent of those seats are held by minority women.
“People look at our state and say, we have a woman governor, women must be doing great here. In fact, we have fewer women in the legislature than we have in past years,” Lou Kohlman, chairperson of the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women, told Fox25 KOKH-TV.
We also have one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country and have the second-highest ratio of women to OB/GYNs (18,713 to 1), after only Pennsylvania.
All we can say is we’re disappointed, and a lot of us are definitely in trouble.