What’s She Worth? The Slow Road to Equal Pay [Infographic] Women have been fighting for the right to equal pay in the workforce for decades. While developments have been slow, it’s obvious that time has been kind to the women who have fought to close the gap between the median wages received by men vs. women — but not kind enough.
<b>Today is Equal Pay Day, which commemorates the movement to close the ever-present gender wage gap.</b> Here's a brief photo history of this ongoing fight, which has been brewing for many, many decades.
In accordance with the White House, full-time working women earn 77% of what their male counterparts earn. Ultimately, this implies that women must work an additional 3 months in order to earn what men did in the previous year. This pin acts as a visual display for the multiple ways in which women are discriminated against for simply gender. In a world where women are beginning to rely less on men for financial prospects, we should strive towards pay equity. This step is claims making.
And when I worked for months researching and fighting for a pay raise of more than $1.00/hr not only for myself, but all my coworkers... my s--t of a boss (who happened to be male) stood there and took credit for it. And of course no one believed me. Classy.
Women deserve equal work for equal pay. Not so controversial right? Yet in 2015 female full-time workers made only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men a gender wage gap of 20 percent. We face a pay gap in nearly every occupation and it's worse for women of color AND mothers. Plus it only grows with age and on its own that gap won't close. If the decrease in the gap changes at the same rate as the change between 1960 and 2015 women are expected to reach pay equity with men in 2059. But…
I am sick and tired of hearing what women should or should not be. Equal pay, and then you can tell me about your male centered social rules. Fuck this shit. Don't even think about going there with me. I am productive and I stick my neck out. Fuck you and the horse you rode in on.
Even today, women still earn only 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. Groundbreaking research from The Shriver Report shows that closing the wage gap would not only help women and families make ends meet, but that it would also provide important benefits to the economy. http://equitablegrowth.org/expanding-economic-opportunity-women-families/