Equal Pay Day Is in March—But Equal Earnings Day Is Not Until October

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In March 2015, the Young Democrats group at a high school in Utah held a gender equality bake sale and charged their fellow students different prices. Boys had to pay $1 for the baked goods, while girls only had to pay 77 cents. (Huffington Post)

Have you ever seen an Equal Pay Day bake sale?

That’s when feminists sell baked goods priced according to the gendered wage gap: men pay a dollar for a cookies or brownies whereas women get them for 82 cents. The prices reflect the gendered wage gap that women on average experience in the US labor force. 

Originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996 and commemorated around the world, Equal Pay Day symbolizes about how far into the year the average woman must work in order to earn what the average man earns in the previous year.

This year, Equal Pay Day falls on March 31. 

(Sarah Mirk)

Based on 2019 U.S….

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