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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…

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Race intersected with gender, such that women earned less than men of their same race for each group studied:

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from Paperblog

Republicans Against Equal Pay for Women

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I will always keep this in mind because I think to many white feminists forget about it. Intersectional Feminism for ALL!

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(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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Equal Education/Unequal Pay - closing the gender wage gap.
from Style & Then Some

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

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from the Guardian

US women's soccer team accuses federation of wage discrimination

Five top USA women’s soccer players have filed a federal wage-discrimination complaint against the US Soccer Federation on behalf of the entire team

you need to refer to this when discussing wage gap or else you're ignoring very real issue of racial inequality & oppression

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