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The Pay Gap Affects Millennial Women, Too

Millennial women will be paid about 82 cents for every dollar paid to men. While it's true that men and women tend to major in different things or go into different fields, AAUW’s research compared similar men and women and found a 7 percent pay gap just one year after college, which suggests that discrimination is at work.

Equal Pay Day is here! Even if you’ve never heard of it, it’s a holiday you should be sick of celebrating. Sure, the traditional (Un)Happy Hours are fun, but they remind us that yet another year has passed without any real movement in closing the gender pay gap.

Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings catch up to their male colleagues’ from the year before. That’s a few extra months of working just for women to break even with men. And women can’t stop time to squeeze in the extra months of work; instead, on average, they take home smaller paychecks every month.

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