Why Do Women Deserve Equal Pay Be Broken?

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Wealth Gap Between Genders

According to the Institute For Women’s Policy Research’s website, “In 2015 female full-time workers made only 80 cents for every dollar earned by a man, a gender wage gap of 20 percent.” Women are continually being paid less than a man in the same occupation. The gender salary gap is a growing problem in the United States. For generations women have been thought of a being at home, while men work to support the family. But as time has gone by, women have stepped up and have begun to work alongside the men. Women have proven they work just as hard as men, and deserve equal pay. Women are now addressing the problem hoping for a change. But there are those who do not think this is an issue, believing it’s fine how it is. The gender wage gap should be broken because women work just as hard for the job as a man, and single mothers are struggling to raise their children because they can not be paid the same as men.

Women in the past have been placed at home to care for the children, but times have changed. The education of women has grown incredibly since the 1970’s. Females who enter into the workforce have gone through the exact same training as men, but yet they are still paid less. In Kevin Miller’s essay, “The Simple Truth about the Gender
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They believe women should stay at home taking care of the children for the rest of their lives. For generations, in a stereotypical family, men would support the family, but times have changed. Men are continually paid more than men because of the past, when women were not treated as equals. But the United States’ Constitution clearly states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Women and men are equal, meaning they deserve equal pay for the same
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