Understanding the Pay Gap

For every dollar that a man earns, a women earns 81 cents. This means that for an equal amount of work, a women makes significantly less money. This is the gist of the gender pay gap. Women are paid less money than men for a variety of reasons, many of which stem from sexism and the patriarchy in the United States. On top of this, the pay gap becomes even worse as race and other minority aspects of identity are included in the data. Look through this page for some more resources on understanding the pay gap, how to get involved, and how to help close this gap once and for all. 

GET TO KNOW THE DATA

Check out this gallery for some graphs and data points to visually understand the pay gap. We included some about gender, some about race, and some about other topics like disability and experience.

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Women In the WorkPlace

The pay gap is not the only issue disadvantaging women in the work place. Different studies show the immense amount of sexual harassment and assault women experience in the office. Look below to learn more about this.

55% of people in the workplace have experienced sexual assault, and only 12% of these cases came from men. Triple the amount of women have been assaulted.

Women are 6.5 times more likely to leave their jobs if they experience sexual harassment.

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Now That i know, How can i help?