Here at FiveThirtyEight, our favorite election-related chart is what we officially call the winding path to 270 electoral votes and unofficially call the snake. Designed by my colleague Aaron Bycoffe, it lines the states up from most favorable for Hillary Clinton (Hawaii, Maryland) to best for Donald Trump (Wyoming, Alabama) based on the projected margin of victory in each one. The snake is bisected by a line indicating 269 electoral votes: cross this line meaning you get 270 electoral votes and you win the election.
As women fight what has been an uphill battle for equal pay, they continue to face another exacerbating factor: being penalized for the fact that they could regardless of whether they will have children.
While much of the public discussion of the "wage gap" has focused around women getting equal pay for the same work as their male peers, this quiet "pregnancy penalty" has gotten less attention, in part because it's so much more difficult to measure. But some experts argue that even the mere possibility that a woman can have a baby can be enough for employers to push her to the back of the line.
Women already know that announcing their pregnancy in the workplace will likely