Unequal Pay At The Workforce

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Evan McMenamin PHI 180-05 December 1, 2016 Unequal Pay in the Workforce Feminism is not the act of selfishness through interior motives, but rather the act of the betterment of all women around the world for equal rights. In today’s world, women are still being payed less than men. This started many years ago, before women had equivalent rights guaranteed by the constitution of the United States. For a time, it was unheard of for the woman of the household to have a job and make the same or more than the male. During the industrial revolution and after World War I, women more commonly found jobs and helped supporting the family in other ways. From this point in history until today, it is a regularity for both a man and woman in a family to be working. The only issue is, women are still only paid 80 cents to every dollar a man makes. “Women are almost half of the workforce. They are the equal, if not main, breadwinner in four out of ten families. They receive more college and graduate degrees than men. Yet, on average, women continue to earn considerably less than men. In 2015, female full-time workers made only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, a gender wage gap of 20 percent. Women, on average, earn less than men in virtually every single occupation for which there is sufficient earnings data for both men and women to calculate an earnings ratio” (“Pay Equity & Discrimination,” 2015). There is a philosopher that if presented this issue, would have some strong
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