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The gender pay gap


We thought we'd start out with something that really speaks volumes - money. It might not be the be all and end all, but it certainly counts as something for all of us. 

So let's paint the classic picture: There are two people who do the exact same job, have the exact same skills but one is paid significantly less than the other - you might ask why? It's because that person is a woman. 

Equal pay can be brushed aside as a battle won, but turning a deaf ear to this call to action is just plain wrong -  there are plenty of figures to prove the pay gap is a significant problem.

Essentially in some top careers, the pay gap translates as women having to effectively work for free from November whilst their male colleagues cash in for the rest of the year.

An AAUW report states that on average, women earn 18% less than their male colleagues just one year after college. Though certain factors, such as college degree and career field, do shrink that percentage, the pay gap still remains.

We're past the age where women are victimized because of their vaginas, right? Apparently not where the accounts are concerned.



2014/03/07
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