29.4.09

SAME OLD SAME OLD. The seventy cent cookie sale is so stale.

It’s commonly referenced that a woman makes 75 cents for every dollar a man makes, which is why at this bake sale, women paid only 75 cents for treats while men had to pay a dollar.

“The pricing may seem odd,” said Jamie Bolar, a graduate assistant for the resource center. “But I want to show the pay discrepancy for every dollar a man makes.”

The bake sale was held on Equal Pay Day. Established in 1999, Equal Pay Day is celebrated annually nationwide to raise awareness about unfair pay for women in America and is acknowledged on the fourth Tuesday in April.

We could interpret the timing as recognition that men participate in the labor force from the beginning of January and the women show up at the end of April.

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