Okay, I JUST discovered Ms. Alexander’s blog (honestly, she discovered me) and it is magnificent. You guys gotta go visit “Inside Public Minds”.
Originally posted on Newsy Guide:
Many young women in this generation believe they live in a world in which men and women are treated equal. Unfortunately, that world does not exist. It has been nearly 50 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and yet a significant gender pay gap still persists.
It is puzzling to see that in 2012 women still earn a mere 77 cents to the dollar of what men earn. For women in minority groups the gap is even wider. African-American and Hispanic women earn 70% and 61% of what Caucasian men earn. Then we have single women who are hit even harder, because they do not have any male income in their households. This wage gap costs working women and their families more than $10,000 annually and jeopardizes women’s retirement security.
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