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Women Equal Pay

It's their money and Women want it now Actresses are paid obviously lower amounts than their male counterparts in film and TV, some women are demanding equal pay and some are quitting. Give details of the situations at hand and give specific examples

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Women Equal Pay

Dee Kimbrough, Staff Writer

Women have marched, rioted, and worked all lifetime.The famous singer James Brown in his song It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World. This is a man’s world, this is a man’s world But it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl,” Brown said. To make a point that women keep us intact, not lost and strive.

In 1945, An Women’s Equal Pay Act was introduced. That would’ve made it illegal to be paid women less if their job was in comparison to their male co-workers but, it didn’t pass through Congress. In that same article it states that “In 1960 women still was earning less that two-thirds of what their male counterparts were.” In 1963, the Equal Pay Act was passed by Congress, part of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. The Acts final form states “Employers cannot award unequal wages or benefits to men and women working jobs that required “equal skills, effort, and responsibility.” The Act was first to address gender discrimination in America. Which changed many people view on a new world. With still a lot to look forward to. 

As of October. 2. 2017, Trump and the White House froze an equal-pay rule. According to The Washington Post, Trump stopped a rule set by Obama to help with equal pay to women and minorities. 90 civil rights groups are fighting it. Emily Martin a general counsel at the National Women’s Law Center and committee are wanting evidence to help fight Trump rollback on the regulation. The article says the committee “requested copies of emails, voicemails and other communications among the federal officials who opted in August to freeze a rule.” Six years of research and consultation was put into the rule.” Data has been lost, millions of dollars for employers have been wasted. Just a few other setbacks have caused businesses to fall behind and revolute.

This goes to show that it’s not easy to take down what women have worked on for so long, hard, and still to this day are fighting to have. Gender equality and respect are not set in stone. Things always happen and change but women fight and make a change. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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