I’m frustrated by Equal Pay Day.
Yes, I think it’s important to point out the wage gap between men and women still exists, and that a significant chunk of it is unexplained – likely sex discrimination.
Yes, I think using a day in April to symbolize how far into 2010 a woman has to work to match what the average man made in 2009 is a nifty way to get the message across.
But Equal Pay Day targets an outdated version of the problem and obscures one of the primary factors behind the remaining gap.
Today, the big wage gap is between mothers and everyone else. Continue reading