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Some Male GOP Legislators Just Aren't Interested in Discussing Gender Inequalities

House Republicans outline legislative strategy for session in a press conference.

When it comes to gender inequalities, progress has been made, but we've still got a long way to go.

KOMU:

According to a recent report by the Women's Foundation, women in Missouri face a more significant inequity, making 71 cents for every dollar a man makes.

The report highlights other main barriers for women, such as proper access to child care, healthcare and leadership positions.

Last week, Rep. Stephen Webber filed a bill aimed at addressing and fostering gender pay equity. When given the opportunity to speak, Columbia area Republican legislators had nothing to say.

KOMU 8 News reached out to eight local Republican legislators about Webber's bill, all of whom either declined an interview or did not return our calls.

Often silence speaks louder than words.