By WHIZY KIM
Has March 2020 felt longer than a century for you, too? You’re not alone. We should all take a deep breath, but we’re not quite done yet — March 31 is Equal Pay Day. This year, with a public health crisis crystallizing the inadequacies in U.S. workers’ rights and protections, the gender pay gap is yet another reminder of how women are hit particularly hard by inequality.
In observation of Equal Pay Day 2020, we’re diving deep into the gap with data and insight from Shannon Williams, director of Equal Pay Today (a project of Equal Rights Advocates), and Dr. C. Nicole Mason, president and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. What exactly is the gender pay gap, and why is it so damn hard to close?