Tuesday, April 17, 2012

2012 Equal Pay Day Food For Thought

Today Is Equal Pay Day, and the statistic is getting trotted out today ad nauseum that women make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. 

However, that statistic as you probably guessed is WHITE women's wages compared to WHITE men's wages.   For BLACK women it is worse at 68 cents for every dollar a white male earns.  For Latinas it is even more abysmal at 59 cents for every dollar a white male earns. 

And for transwomen?   Don't even get me started on that.   All I have to say is pass ENDA and any local or state anti-trans discrimination laws.

Eliminating the ability for people to overtly discriminate against us transpeople will be a good start to helping us get gainfully employed so we can get a solid foothold in the economic game, begin contributing to the nation's economy and address some of the ills of our community.

Interesting post that breaks the equal pay stats down in the trans community, and looking forward to seeing that same Kristen Schilt-Matthew Wiswall 2006 study replicated and broken down by race.

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