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13 Harrowing Facts to Know This Equal Pay Day

Today marks how far into the current year women in the United States must work in order to earn what their male counterparts were paid the year before.
The occasion, Equal Pay Day, brings attention to the gender pay gap that has persisted in this country since women entered the work force. Efforts by the American Association of University Women to repeal of salary restrictions in the Women’s Bureau, for example, date back to as early 1922.
This year, women’s losses translate to a yearly pay difference of $10,169, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families, which also estimates that at women employed full time in the United States will lose nearly $900 billion to the wage gap this year.
The disturbing statistics come at a time when the #MeToo movement has emboldened more women to speak up about instances of mistreatment at work and the country has recently elected its most diverse, female Congress in history, the National Partnership pointed out — proof of the work that remains.
The date on which the occasions lands — it fell on April 10 in 2018 and on April 4 the year before that — has crept backward and forwards only slightly in recent

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