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!
#EqualPayDay isn’t a national day of celebration. It’s a national day of embarrassment.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) April 12, 2016
2. You say it, lady.
When I was offered less salary than my male friends I decided to open my own practice b/c nobody is going to underpay me but me#EqualPayDay
— Dr. Victoria Dooley (@DrDooleyMD) April 13, 2016
3. I deem this mathematically and logically sound.
— Beverly (@B2the_E_V) April 13, 2016
5. Now this, my friends, is not mathematically sound at all.
To make the same money a man made in 2015, a woman had to work all of 2015 + all the days in 2016 up until today. #EqualPayDay
— Lauren Fleshman (@laurenfleshman) April 13, 2016
6. Queen Shonda fires her shots.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 12, 2016
7. Meninists, meninists everywhere.
Fox News resisting overwhelming temptation to ask the question, "But Why Isn't There A MEN'S Equal Pay Day?" #EqualPayDay
— Nick Amadeus (@NickAmadeus) April 12, 2016
8. Oh. Ouch. Ew.
the wage gap could be easily closed if women got $5 every time a weird old guy hit on them in an elevator
— Jessica Roy (@JessicaKRoy) April 24, 2015
9. OH MAN.
#EqualPayDay is already done trending. Cool that it was trending for about 78% of the day, though.
— Adam Newman (@Adam_Newman) April 12, 2016
10. *Inserts clap emojis here*
— HuffPostWomen (@HuffPostWomen) April 12, 2016
Every day should be #EqualPayDay. Every. Day.
— Jstheater (@jstheater) April 13, 2016
So cool there is #EqualPayDay but what women could really use is equal pay
— AmberTozer (@AmberTozer) April 13, 2016