Closing the Gender Pay Gap


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For every dollar men earn, women earn 82¢. In 1996, the National Committee for Pay Equity first observed Equal Pay Day, a symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. In the U.S. this date symbolizes how many days into the year the average median woman must work in order to have earned what the average median man earned the previous year. The exact day differs year to year. In 2021, March 24th was Equal Pay Day for the average woman. For women of color, this date falls much later in the year.

Systemic issues like racial discrimination, the devaluations of “women’s” work, and lack of subsidized child and family care should be taken into consideration when considering root causes of the gender pay gap.

‘You speak to me with words and I look at you with feelings.’
Marianne Renoir in Godard’s Pierrot Le Fou


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