The females are the minority target in the wage gap issue. The right that is being denied is the right to equal pay. In the human rights act by the UN, Article 23 states that everyone without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work. Women make 79% of a man's dollar for the same work. Since the Equal Pay Act 53 years ago, the wage gap has decreased only from 42 cents to 21. “The reality is that if we do nothing, it will take 75 years, or for me to be nearly a hundred, before women can expect to be paid the same as men for the same work." —Emma Watson, at an event for the HeForShe
The Women's March took place on January 21, 2017 and protested gender inequality which includes the pay gap problem. This took place in Washington D.C. and it was reported around 500,000 people, men and women participated. This March is going on all around the world. This has spread across the world and is getting much attention from news and is becoming a main issue. This Woman's March has definitely received a lot of attention. A lot of this attention is negative. This March went from a peaceful protest to absolute chaos. Protesters broke windows, hurt people and said negative things that went against Trump. Through this violence, some of the protesters lost sight of the purpose of this March. "Continue to embrace the things that make you unique even if it makes others uncomfortable. You are enough. And whenever you’re feeling doubt, whenever you want to give up, you must always remember to choose freedom over fear." - Janelle Monae
If we keep the Women's March and other gender protests, someone in power will make a change. One step we can take as a community is boycotting companies that don't pay equally. A roadblock we would have is not having products that we need. After a crazy election, chaotic protests, and controversial decisions we need to come together no matter who you are. We need to accept that male or female we are all equal.
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2.) Corley, Kaitlin Holmes and Danielle. “The Top 10 Facts About the Gender Wage Gap.” Center for American Progress, Center For American Progress, 12 Apr. 2016, www.americanprogress.org/issues/women/reports/2016/04/12/135260/the-top-10-facts-about-the-gender-wage-gap/.
3.) United Nations . “Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” United Nations, United Nations, www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/.