It’s discouraging that we still need to be discussing this, yet there is still a gender pay gap. Women make less than 79 cents on the dollar compared to men. It gets worse when you break it down by race. Black and Latina women earn only 67 and 58 cents respectively compared to white men. Additionally, working mothers see a decrease in pay while working fathers see a boost in their take-home pay. We should adopt equal pay for equal work through the Paycheck Fairness Act.

“I do not demand equal pay for any women save those who do equal work in value. Scorn to be coddled by your employers; make them understand that you are in their service as workers, not as women.”

— Susan B. Anthony