Student Debt is a Woman's Issue

Thanks, AAUW, for highlighting a dangerous situation for all of us. Screwnomics has often pointed out that women now graduate from college at higher rates than men, borrowing to do so, and when they get jobs, a persistent pay gap makes it harder for them to pay them back. Meanwhile, SLABS (Student Loan Asset-Backed Securities) have taken the place of mortgage securities on Wall Street, which is cashing in on all that dangerous debt. Throw in continued expectations for US women to birth and care for children without the kind of help other nations provide, and it cripples our national future.