Argumentative Essay: Equal Pay For Women

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Women make 80 cents for every dollar a man makes. African-American and Hispanic people are even further behind! African-American and hispanic people only make 54-63 cents for every dollar a man makes. “Unfortunately, Iowa lags behind even those disappointing numbers.” Iowa women make less than 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. Some argue that it depends what job you choose, but even within the same profession, women are paid less. Female doctors and surgeons make 71% of what men make. For judges and lawyers women get payed 82% less than man. “Women are much more likely to have career interruptions because of child care being costly or unavailable, often resulting in lost pay raises when they return. These are difficult financial decisions forced upon women and families because of failing economic policies.Those are the figures. But they don't tell the whole story or how we can take action.”…show more content…
It should be reality. Other states are moving forward, and women continue to recognize this issue's importance. We need to move Iowa forward, and we need citizen action, legislative action and participation from the businesses to make it happen. At current pace, the wage gap will not close for 50 years. Women and hardworking Iowa families cannot afford to wait that long.” “The figures on equal pay are daunting.” “When it comes to economically foolish laws, California is second to none. A good example is the California Fair Pay Act, which Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign in coming days.”The Fair Pay Act will prohibit employers from paying men and women different wages for "substantially similar work." At first glance, this prohibition might appear reasonable: Government data for 2014 show that women in California earn, on average, 84 cents for every dollar earned by men. (Nationally, women earn about 79 cents for every dollar earned by
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