To mark Equal Pay Day, MTV created a wage gap clock as part of a nationwide protest of the gender pay gap. It is a physical clock that chimes at 3:20 pm to signify that women, on average, are paid only 79 per cent of what men are paid annually. Their day should therefore only be 79 per cent as long. MTV plans to distribute the clock to influencers, politicians and those attending the MTV 2016 music awards.
The University of Queensland's feminist bake sale became front page news when male students kicked up a fuss at being charged $1.00 for cupcakes, while their female counterparts were charged less. We doubt any of those students considered buying treats, but when there is male injustice in the world, someone has to take a stand! Photo: greenleft.org.au
A bakery in Romania has taken gender gap baking to another level, converting pie chart statistics into sophisticated decorations on a series of delicious-looking desserts being sold as 'Bittersweet Pies'.
"Not on the menu" rallies were held across the US by female hospitality workers who wanted to highlight the sexual harassment and unequal wages that are endemic to their professions. The rallies, held in 2014, sought to also link sexual violence to economic violence that many female works face as they live off tips.
Toothpick, an app that calculates lower tips for female servers is designed to make explaining the wage gap relatable for everyday people. For those who try to download the app, they are directed to a website asking them to sign a petition for the Equal Rights Amendment which is not part of the US Constitution. Photo: tipthemless.org
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TIME Magazine released a quiz that can tell you how much you could be earning in your career if you were a man. It's certainly not perfect, but could help you pitch for that next raise. Check it out here http://motto.time.com/4201637/pay-gap-calculator/?xid=homepage
Jennifer Lawrence shone a bright light on Hollywood wage inequality when she penned an open letter about getting less than her co-star Bradley Cooper for the film American Hustle. Since then, several actresses and comedians have come forward. Including Amy Adams, Sarah Silverman and Kathy Griffin, who told Variety "I can't even remember a time when I wasn't in a situation where my male counterparts didn't make more money than I did." Photo: Jamie McCarthy
Olympic gold medallist and member of the winning FIFA world cup team, Carli Lloyd, is suing the US National Soccer Federation in an attempt to be granted the same concessions as the mens team. On average, the top male players earn over 400K, while the top female players earn just over 75K and are not granted the same bonuses or travelling expenses. Photo: AP
Ever thought about how privilege might influence your dinner bill? Including equal pay? There's an app called EquiTable which uses bureau of Labor Statistics data and maths and then calculates how much you should pay for dinner. They call it "Affirmative Fraction"! Photo: http://equitableapp.com/#m
Nerd culture and women's rights haven't had the best friendship, but the Doctor Who and Steampunk bar The Way Station, from Prospect Heights is paving the way with charging women only 77 per cent of their tab on International Women's Day. Photo: @waystationbk
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In 2007, Wimbledon became the last tennis tournament to offer equal pay for male and female champions. The fight is far from over though, especially after comments from the CEO of a US tennis tournament suggested female tennis players should "get on the knees" and thank the male players for paving the way for their own success. Serena Williams commented "...There's only one way to interpret that. Get on your knee, which is offensive enough, and thank a man, which is not - we, as women, have come a long way. We shouldn't have to drop to our knees at any point." Photo: AELTC / Matthias Hangst
Accenture CEO and chairman Pierre Nanterme (pictured) is a strong advocate for gender equality, including equal pay. The tech business aims to have a 40% female workplace in 2017 and has put gender equality as a priority. After a report showed that women were less likely to ask for raises, the business made sure that pay parity comes from the top, and is the responsibility of management to strive towards closing the gender pay gap. Accenture ins the US offers paid maternity leave and breast milk delivery for working mothers on business trips.
A pop-up shop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is drawing attention to the pay gap by charging women less for products. In Pennsylvania women earn 76 cents to the dollar. We would love to see some of these in Australia!
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