Posted by: hellonhairylegs | April 18, 2008

Give us Equal Pay Already!

Women in Australia earn 84c for every dollar men earn. Our pay had been climbing slowly in the 20th century thanks to increasing education, unionising and the efforts of the feminist movement. It is actually declining now. We won’t get equality by sitting around and waiting for the world to change. 

There is a petition you can sign here; it also has some spiffy facts and an interesting calculator.

Teh Portly Dyke has a good post up about equal pay in America. In the the land of the free it is even more bleak. American women earn 77c on every dollar men earn.

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