Miss Utah: We Must ‘Create Education Better’ To Fix Wage Gap (VIDEO)

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Miss Utah gave her unique take on how to achieve pay equity for women through “creating education better” at the Miss USA competition Sunday night.

Panelist NeNe Leakes posed the million-dollar question to Marissa Powell, 21: “A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with children, women are the primary earners, yet they continue to earn less than men. What does this say about society?”

“I think we can relate this back to education, and how we are continuing to try to strive … to …,” Powell responded before pausing to think.  “… figure out how to create jobs right now. That is the biggest problem.”

“I think, especially the men are … seen as the leaders of this, and so we need to try to figure out how to … create education better. So that we can solve this problem,” she added.

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