The Equal Pay Act that Kennedy signed in 1963 prohibited “discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce.” Yet a half century later, in the first three months of 2012, women still earned only 82.2 percent of what men earned. That’s comparing the “usual median weekly earnings” of full-time employees. Comparing annual pay of full-time, year-round workers, women earned only 77 percent of what men earned in…

Shortchanged: Why Women Get Paid Less Than Men

The Equal Pay Act that Kennedy signed in 1963 prohibited “discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce.” Yet a half century later, in the first three months of 2012, women still earned only 82.2 percent of what men earned. That’s comparing the “usual median weekly earnings” of full-time employees. Comparing annual pay of full-time, year-round workers, women earned only 77 percent of what men earned in…

Equal Education/Unequal Pay - closing the gender wage gap.

Get your sledge hammers out, ladies – we need to smash through that glass ceiling!

Mind the Gap | The gender pay gap: Male and female salary by career and industry infographic | #McCrindleResearch

Mind the Gap | The gender pay gap: Male and female salary by career and industry infographic | #McCrindleResearch

Gender Wage Gap Heavily Influenced By Occupation Segregation (INFOGRAPHIC)

Gender Wage Gap Heavily Influenced By Occupation Segregation (INFOGRAPHIC)

As seen in this chart, highly female dominated jobs are paid much less than men, even in the US. Social policies, as well as horizontal job segregation is much to blame.

Equal Pay Day is a powerful occasion to organize action around ending the gender pay gap. Follow this guide to make your equal pay day activities impactful!  Read more »

Equal Pay Day is a powerful occasion to organize action around ending the gender pay gap. Follow this guide to make your equal pay day activities impactful! Read more »

(gif set) "Okay, so it seems like we either address the root of this problem and fight entrenched sexism in our society, or all women simply change their names to John." ||| Gender Wage Gap ||| John Oliver - Last Week Tonight

(gif set) "Okay, so it seems like we either address the root of this problem and fight entrenched sexism in our society, or all women simply change their names to John." ||| Gender Wage Gap ||| John Oliver - Last Week Tonight

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