Hello, Equal Pay?
By: Jersie M.
Women Rights today is something that is constantly being tested, especially in the workplace. Women are continued to be paid less than men because of the fact that they are women. Many people claim that this is a false claim and that women are paid the same amount for the same work, when it has been proven so many times to be true that men are in fact paid more than women.
As stated by Nick Magnanti with the Borden Project, “women still only make 77 cents for every man’s dollar in the United States, and it’s even worse in other countries. Not only do women make less, but their responsibilities at home are often more rigorous”. In 2016, women who worked full time in the United States were paid around 80 percent of what men were paid, that is a 20% pay gap. This is a huge strain on women’s human rights in today’s world.
Today, many women are standing up for themselves and for women around the world by fighting for equal pay. Some even going as far as quitting their jobs if they are not paid the same as their male counterparts. Protests are being held around the world, and things are improving, however, the gender pay gap is not over.
Women are strong and powerful humans who deserve the same pay as their male counterparts, and it is crazy that this is something we still have to fight for. We will and we must stand up and show everyone how very serious we are about women’s human rights.