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Letter: Equal pay for women overdue

Growing up in a world that is a male-dominated culture, the chances for achievement and equal pay for women have not changed ["Worthy laws for women still waiting," Opinion, Jan. 9].

The 10-point Women's Equality Act proposed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is one of the many ground-breaking legislative attempts to have equal rights: equal pay, enforcement of sexual harassment laws and the feeling for women that their hard work is finally paying off.

I can see that the different roles women are pushed to fulfill -- from mother and homemaker to their occupation -- add to the stress of being held to a high standard. I see how hard women work, and I feel that equal rights in pay, etc., are long overdue.

Johna Belmonte, Floral Park