SUMMARY

The wage gap is an unsolved issue that society currently faces. American women are paid only 80 cents for every dollar that a male makes. Additionally, women of color are more heavily affected and are paid even less. Interestingly enough, it takes women 104 more days to make the same amount of money a male does. […]

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The Motherhood Penalty

One argument against the wage gap is that women voluntarily leave the workforce to have children. This is a common explanation people use to support paying women lower salaries than men. “About 39% of mothers say they have taken “significant” time off work after having a child” (Farber, 2). Although these mothers are voluntarily taking off work, […]

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Beyonce Calls Out the Wage Gap

Beyonce has always been a strong supporter of the Feminist Movement. In her visual album, “Lemonade”, Beyonce speaks deeply about empowering women. In an interview with GQ, Beyonce explains that “equality is a myth, and for some reason, everyone accepts the fact that women don’t make as much money as men do”. She pointed out […]

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Men Confirm the Wage Gap

Society has always thought of women as being the unfavored gender, an issue that has been argued for years. Paying women less than men for the same job is morally not fair. Women earn just 78 cents for every dollar men earn. Regardless of how trivial “just a few cents” sounds, it adds up and in […]

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