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Equal Pay Day rally at Market Square: why are women paid less than men?

April 2, 2016

Next Tuesday in Market Square, there will be a bake sale that will be both discriminatory and sexist. Women will be charged $.75 cents per item, while men will be charged $1.00.

As part of the rally for Equal Pay Day, the bake sale underscores the wage gap: women are only making 75 cents for every dollar that men earn.

Tuesday, April 12th is Equal Pay Day, a date that represents how far into the year women must work to catch up to the amount men earned in the previous year. The Market Square rally is organized by the Women and Girls Foundation and features speakers, entertainment, and the wage-gap bake sale.

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