The FACTS about the pay gap:

think-progress:

Or why the Lilly Ledbetter Pay Act wasn’t enough, four years later:

— Women make just 77 cents for every $1 made by men. 

— For African-American, Latina women, it’s much worse: They earn just 70 cents for every dollar paid to men and 64 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.

– The amount a woman loses to the pay gap could feed a family of four for 37 years.

– The pay gap starts early

– The wage gap grows over a woman’s career, leading to more than $430,000 in lost wages for an individual woman.

– A woman’s pay, on average, stops growing when she turns 39

More at ThinkProgress.

The wording of this is really concerning. We know that all women do not make the same amount of money - race factors in. But why does it say women make 77 cents to the dollar, and then go to cite the statistics for African-American and Latina women.

Do you see what I’m getting at? It doesn’t say white women make 77 cents. It just says women - implying they are the norm or default.

#gah

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