To everyone who says women “don’t have anything to complain about.”

The Opinioness

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It’s Equal Pay Day, a day to “celebrate” how women still don’t earn an equal wage to men for the same job. Even if you know a lady or two making bigger bucks than you — yes, the gender wage gap is real. And it sucks.

For American women working full-time year-round:

  • All women paid 77 cents for every dollar a man earns
  • Black women paid 64 cents for every dollar white men earn
  • Latina women paid 55 cents for every dollar white men earn
  • Asian women paid 87.6 cents for every dollar white men earn
  • Lesbian women paid less than gay men
  • Women with disabilities paid 70.8 cents for every dollar white men without disabilities earn

We can never forget how gender, race, ability and class intersect. For Black women, Latina women, and women with disabilities the gender wage gap is even wider. They face a greater…

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