June 10, 1963: President John F. Kennedy signs into law the Equal Pay Act, prohibiting wage discrimination based on gender. Forty nine years later, women are still making 77 cents for every dollar men make doing the same work.
Wage gap deniers... will tell you that women just choose professions that make less money. Sorry wage gap deniers, but that argument just doesn't add up. The Bureau of Labor Statistics catalogs 534 job types — men make less than women in precisely seven of them.