It's Equal Pay Day!
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In order to make what the average man made in 2008, the average woman has to work all of that year, and through today, April 28, in 2009. Equal Pay Day signifies that 23% gap between men's and women's wages, assuming both work year round and full time.
Before I hear a chorus of "lifestyle choices" and differing degrees of ambition, inclination, talent, and skill, let me just say - that alone does not explain the entirety of the 23% gap. Straight out gender discrimination is still very much with us, and is responsible for women's lack of ecnomic security. It's not right, it's not fair, and it must stop.