Being a young woman, who of course wants to purse a career in the future, I worry about the gender wage gap. The wage gap is the average difference of pay between a man and a woman. Basically, when women get paid less than men although they are equal in quality. Since I have been in college, this is something that has been brought up many times in classes and by students. Also, I enjoy writing reported papers on issues like this, including maternity leave.
These are the reasons I decided to post about this, and to post it on Facebook.
I see Facebook as a platform for discussion. I can write as much as I want and people can reply without worrying about a certain amount of characters. This topic of discussion deserves to be talked about, at any length. I also know that I have a good amount of “friends” on Facebook that, I think, would be interested in seeing this topic brought to light.
Although I posted this pretty late, I got 2 likes and 1 share. I expected to receive more feedback on this, but I think I may once more time passes. I think this is something people should talk about because it is such a huge issue today. This is talked about all over the country, but shouldn’t we do something small, like help our state, so that we can get the ball rolling? and maybe, eventually, the country will end the gender wage gap.