Equal Pay

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Many don’t question the issues that equal pay poses to the economy and many lives. They also don’t realize that wage discrimination is also illegal, according to the Equal Pay Act of 1963

Equal pay is something that women and athletes around the world have been fighting for for decades. Soccer player, Megan Rapinoe, talks about her fight for gender equality when winning the World Cup. 

“I think we knew that this win … was going to be bigger than soccer. But that moment, I think, just solidified everything,” Rapinoe explains. “It was like this World Cup win is so much more than what was on the field.” 

In my opinion, it isn’t just for women to be earning less than men because they should be receiving the same wages for working the same hours for the same jobs. “Equal pay for equal work,” as most people like to say, makes a lot of sense and should be enacted more often. Single mothers need to be earning equal wages because they need to provide for their children and pay for their housing, food, education, and many other factors. 

However, in many states in the United States, equal pay isn’t encouraged. Some states like Mississippi and Alabama do not approve of equal pay and they do not have any equal pay laws. Georgia, however, follows and adheres to Georgia’s Equal Pay Act, so we as a state are one step closer to achieving gender equality in comparison to many states in the U.S. 

  To file a discrimination claim, follow the instructions on this website: https://www.workplacefairness.org/file_GA. By reporting discrimination, you could push gender equality and protect yourself.