The pay gap was actually shrinking in the second quarter of 2014, but “that was largely because male earnings were weak — declining in five quarters between 2010 and 2014 — and women mostly saw modest gains.”

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research reports that women are “equal, if not main” breadwinners in 4 out of 10 American households. More women graduate college than men, yet they earn less than men who do similar work. Even in 2014, which marked was the narrowest pay gap since 1960 , women earned 78 cents to a man’s dollar.