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This is what we really think about #EqualPayDay

The best way to deal with entrenched patriarchy in society is to listen to insightful and funny feminists.

Look outside. Is there a horse and buggy outside? No? We aren’t in the 1800’s?? And women still aren’t being treated or paid equally? Hmph. Would you look at that!

April 12 was Equal Pay Day – a day that we unfortunately still need. Today, a woman makes between 44-79 cents for every dollar her male counterpart makes, depending on her ethnicity.

#EqualPayDay majorly trended on Twitter for pretty much the entirety of last week, and I had a seriously good time reading through these tweets. But while I love trending stuff on Twitter, I hope to see the day when #EqualPayDay isn’t just an internet trend, but an actual reality.

[bctt tweet=”Make #EqualPayDay a reality ” username=”wearethetempest”]

The best way to deal with entrenched patriarchy in society is to listen to insightful and funny feminists. Here’s to wage equality, folks.

Our top picks:

1. Yes, yes, yes!

2. You say it, lady.

3. I deem this mathematically and logically sound.

5. Now this, my friends, is not mathematically sound at all.

6. Queen Shonda fires her shots.

7. Meninists, meninists everywhere.

8. Oh. Ouch. Ew.

9. OH MAN.

10. *Inserts clap emojis here*

11. MHMM.

12. Basically:


  • Asma Elgamal

    Asma Elgamal is our Head News + Society Editor at The Tempest. She's currently a student at Harvard University.

  • Tanaz Ahmed is a Northeasterner with a Midwestern degree now living in the South. She loves to travel (if you couldn't already tell), roam libraries and make silly puns. Her writing has been featured in USA Today College, The Huffington Post,The Daily Star, Home News Tribune and Burlington County Times as well as websites such as Do Something and Uloop News. You can contact Tanaz at tanaz.t.ahmed@gmail.com