Guest Blogger – Ayesha Meriwether
Ayesha Meriwether a senior at the University of Central Missouri who study’s Digital Media Production. Ayesha’s hobbit consist of: working sports broadcast for her University’s football, volleyball and soccer games. She enjoys helping others as well as experiences a positive attitude. After college Ayesha plans on landing a job in sports broadcasting or working for a marketing company.
In 1963 congressed passed the Equal Pay Act. This act acknowledged woman and the discrimination they were faced in jobs.according to The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work in the same establishment. It is sad to say, 6 decades last woman still are underpaid in America. Did you know, on average a woman earn 79 cent for every dollar a men earns.
When typed into google, Top 10 jobs to pay women less than men there was thousands of article about this topic. In the article 5 charts show how much more men make than women Sonam Sheth and Skye Gould it was stated “ According to data taken from the US Census Bureau, the average gender pay gap in the United States is around 21%, meaning that, on average, a woman earns 21% less than her male counterpart. That gap can be larger or smaller depending on the state someone lives in. In Louisiana, for instance, the gender pay gap is 34.7%, the biggest wage gap in the nation. 21 states in the country currently have gender pay gaps that are larger than the national average.” These percentages are ridiculously high. Most young women and in some cases older women have no clue of these issues. Women who are Hispanic and African American face a bigger wage gap compared to Asian and Caucasian women. Caucasian straighten men are the highest paid indivuals in amerce.
In Charlie Nash article, Bank Behind ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Pays $5M for Over 300 Gender Discrimination Allegations quotes Bloomberg, “The custody bank will pay $5 million to more than 300 women, following a U.S. Department of Labor audit that uncovered the alleged discrepancies.” “The Labor Department alleged that women in senior leadership positions at Boston-based State Street received lower base salaries, bonus pay and total compensation since at least December 2010,” they continued, adding, “The company said it has cooperated fully with the agency and that it disagreed with the findings of the audit, which was done in 2012.” Nash shines light out this issues to being awarressen to the people. The company acknowledges women has experience discrimination and they are eager to fix the issue.
So how do we try to fix this issues? First we been awareness , one that has knowleged about the different wages between a woman can help educated others. Next, is taking the proper action in fixing the issue protecting, talking with state representative or even forming a group that is dedicated to fix the problem and all steps both men and women can take against the issue. These types of social justice issues will be fix if the people of America stands together as one. Ultimately, the primary goal is to promote equality for all.