Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fair Pay NOW  

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Today is Blog for Fair Pay Day.

The fact that over 45 years have passed since the Equal Pay Act was signed and women still face unfair pay shows that discrimination is alive and well. A wage gap still exists in every state, women are poorer than men in all racial and ethnic groups, and black women have a median net worth of $5.

We have a long way to go.

That's why calling awareness to unfair pay is so important. The ability to be economically stable and independent is crucial for women, and we cannot settle for anything less than 100% of what men make.

Take action today. And as usual, make some noise! Talk it, blog it, post it, tweet it.

WE WANT FAIR PAY, ALREADY!

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20 comments: to “ Fair Pay NOW


  • April 25, 2010 at 5:24 PM  

    The fact that women are still paid less than men i completely atrocious. We deserve to be paid equally and fairly. The same amount of work is done, and women work just as hard as men. Based on these facts, women being discriminated and paid less for no reason is ridiculous. I am repulsed and upset that this is still going on in this present day.


  • April 26, 2010 at 9:57 AM  

    Some people aren't aware of this issue anymore because it happens all the time. I second Kelsey's comment. Women worked as hard as men. Thus, women deserved to be paid as much as men. There should be no gender discrimination in the work field. It's upsetting that this still exists since the whole world is stressing on moving forward economically. Why not let the working women move forward financially too?


  • April 26, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

    It is so unfortunate to see how far we have come in civil rights, yet women are still not treated equally. Why does this barrier between men and women exist? If the leaders of the world are afraid to give women power, then women should just fight harder to gain equality. Females are humans, too. Who decided white men should rule the world, anyways? Maybe if we had other leaders, then our world could be a little more united and equal.


  • April 26, 2010 at 3:27 PM  

    It bothers me that women and men are not paid equally for the same jobs. There is absolutely no reason for this, especially when they have gone through the same amount of schooling and have the same credentials. I am planning on going into the medical field, and I understand that most men in my field are going to receive more pay than I will, simply because they are men. It angers me, and I certainly don't believe that I will deserve anything less than they will. I definitely am an advocate for equal pay for women.


  • April 26, 2010 at 5:11 PM  

    Women have been fighting for equal rights for many decades now and its really sad that we still don't have something as basic as equal pay. Its important to understand that a lot of this could have something to do with a lot of high paying jobs being male dominated. There is evidence that more and more women are entering these fields, and as this happens I think we will see a significant improvement in pay.


  • April 26, 2010 at 7:54 PM  

    This is very unfortunate, I honestly had no idea this was still an issue in our society. This makes me upset for many reasons, however the biggest issue I have is the lack of acknoledgement women get in general for the work they do. In many cases women go to work the same gruling hours men do and then come home to a house with children, house work, cooking and cleaning to deal with. Obviously women are not payed for the work they do at home however they should be appreciated and recognized for what they do. If by no other means than taking home a pay check that says "society values the work I do for them." It embarrases me to even recognize that I had no idea this issue still existed, but until all people, men and women can recognize the ability and effort women contribute to society this issue will continue to surface.


  • April 27, 2010 at 10:14 AM  

    It is so unfair that women are paid less than men. Women do same work as men do, so women have rights to get equal pay. This is so ridiculous that women are paid less based on the fact that they are women.


  • April 27, 2010 at 10:20 AM  

    It is ridiculous that women are still paid less than men. There are just as many women who work as hard or even harder than men. Women should not have to be in a higher position to earn as much as a man. This needs to stop and through everything that our country has gone through we should be able to treat everyone equally by now. This is extremely unfair.


  • April 27, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

    It ridiculous that women still do not have the same rights as men. Especially in the working field. Women are just as hardworking as men and just as dedicated. Even in fields where women are considered to be working in, men get higher pay. It's unfair. After decades and decades of this already happening, why is there no change? Some women are even better at performing certain duties, yet men are given higher credibility. This is a big issue that I feel like many people have neglected or forgotten about.


  • April 27, 2010 at 10:30 AM  

    This issue has not necessarily fizzled, but i feel as though it is not as big of a deal as it should be. Women that are say Doctors, do the same amount of work maybe even better quality work than a male Dr., and are still payed less. Women provide care for children usually more so than the husband, and juggle that along with a job. If anything, women should be paid more. It will continue to happen, time is the only thing that will help.


  • April 27, 2010 at 10:38 AM  

    I completely agree with this protest for Women to get Equal Pay, but there are some issues with it. Women will ALWAYS be looked at as "mothers" who will eventually need to go on maternity leave, and then possibly leave the company forever to raise her family. And the worst part is, this label can never be taken off of us because we are the only ones that can give birth! Its also hard to pin-point who is getting paid more when wages are typically kept secret. Hopefully one day though we can figure something out to ensure women's equal pay, mothers or not.


  • April 27, 2010 at 10:45 AM  

    Many people have stopped standing up for this issue. Most of the issue occurs in the "big-wig" jobs, which i find even worse. Women work just as hard if not harder than men to succeed and be part of this society. If a women can make it through medical school or law school, obviously she is smart enough and qualified enough to deserve the same pay as her male coworker. After I graduate school, I will definatly want to be paid what I'm worth. Who is to say what I should be paid in regards to a man. Come on people its the 21st century.


  • May 15, 2010 at 12:43 AM  

    I'm tired of the black women's median (not the mean) net worth being $5. If you lived in the black community you would know why that is. You would know that if you are in your 30s and you're a grandparent, chances are you've made some bad decisions in your life that affect your net worth. If you depend on the goverenment for your income because you dropped out of school, that affects your net worth. The black community suffers from self inflicted wounds. How about we start using some goddamn birth control??


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