Pay inequity is not just a sports issue. Women are paid less than men in most occupations. The gap between what the average female workers make in pay relative to the average male worker is generally accepted to be about 80 cents on the dollar, and substantially less for women of color. One recent study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research suggested that the gap might be even wider, closer to 50%. We understand that pay disparities are based on many factors — including work histories, time of work, age and seniority — and therefore aren’t as easy to fix as saying: Here’s a man, here’s a woman, here’s the same paycheck. But that doesn’t mean we should not continue to try. And that means calling out unfair arrangements when we see them.

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