Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Equal Pay Day

On average, women still only earn 77% of what men earn. For women of color, the gap is even greater. To recognize this inequality, today has been declared Equal Pay Day.

Visit the following websites to learn more about the wage gap and how you can avoid losing out as you move from college to the working world.

(And guys, this affects you, too. If you marry a woman, don’t you want her to be bringing in as much money as possible? Wouldn’t you like for your daughters to be able to put you in the best possible nursing home when the time comes?)

National Committee on Pay Equity
WAGE (Women are Getting Even)
“Over her lifetime, a woman will lose between $700,000 and $2 million. DON’T LET THAT HAPPEN TO YOU.”
– from Getting EVEN by Evelyn Murphy, author, founder, and President of the WAGE Project, Inc.

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