One of my sites (Outdoor Living) has a simple dropdown menu that buts a little <em> tag after the menu item. The text in this <em> tag is suppose to be small and italic.

It works in all browsers, and IE 9, but the text appears the same size as the menu item in IE 7 and 8. Any thoughts?

How it's suppose to look:


How it looks in IE7 and IE8: