Mekita Rivas


Here’s What Women Need To Know About Securing Their Fair Share Of Income

A report estimates that women won’t be paid the same as men until 2152—unless they demand what’s theirs

Today is Equal Pay Day, a symbolic occasion that marks the moment when women’s pay finally “catches up” to the wages men took home in the previous year. The three-month delay serves as an annual reminder that despite making up nearly half of the U.S. workforce and being more educated than their male counterparts, women still haven’t achieved pay equity. Though estimates vary, it’s generally agreed that women working full time in the United States are still paid about 80 percent of what men are paid (with numbers looking even worse for many women of color).

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