Not only do women today want equal pay, during the civil rights Movement women wanted equal pay too. During the Civil Rights Movement not only women wanted equal pay but also African American men. The Civil rights Movement did not treat African Americans fair and that is why they wanted equal pay. Women’s equal pay issues today are similar to African American’s pay issue during the Civil Rights Movement. According to the EEOC’s website,”the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” ( The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Article). This is clearly not shown today since it is harder for Immigrants to find a job than for americans. In February, 1869, a letter to the editor of the New York Times questioned why female government employees were not paid the same as male ones. "Very few persons deny the justice of the principle that equal work should command equal pay without regard to the sex of the laborer," the author wrote.(Here's the History of the Battle for Equal Pay for American Women Article). Still today people do not understand why women do not get paid the same amount as man are for their work, even though they sometimes work harder.
Women are still fighting for their equal pay rights and still are not getting paid the correct amount. Eventually the equal pay act was passed. The equal pay act was passed in 1963 and how ironic that it did not give women equal pay. Not only does this happen to adults, it also happens to teens. “15 years after graduating college, male business school graduates of the University of Chicago were making 75 percent more than female graduates.”( Social Issues in Today's Society article) This is still very unfair and should not be happening.
Picture 1, equal work for equal pay: https://ww2.kqed.org/lowdown/2014/04/gender-wage-gap/
Picture 2, equal works deserves equal pay: http://shavitzlaw.com/rights-of-employees/equal-pay-act/
Picture 3, equal pay day: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-equal-pay-day-salary-negotiation-tips-women-kandi-brown-ms
Picture 4, equal pay protest: https://rdln.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/equal-pay-is-a-class-issue-trade-unions-and-the-fight-for-equal-pay-in-australia/