Believe it or not, when you Google "equal pay," you find a lot of misinformation. Fake news, as President Trump would say. Popping up right away are articles named "Reasons Why The 'Gender Pay Gap' Is A Total Sham" (which I'm not going to link out to). I'm not making this up. What can you do then to combat this? Well, here are nine wage gap myths that need to be busted once and for all — and how to make the counterargument.
And you better start making it. As of the latest data from the Census Bureau, women are currently making just 80 cents to a man's dollar. But plenty of people don't know that. As of just two years ago, the public was pretty confused about the issue. Even though 46 percent think that men have more opportunities than women, only 32 percent thought that new legislation was needed to combat this discrimination.
And the ironic thing is that legislation really does make a difference. Just take a look at the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Imagine if you only had 180 days to sue for unequal pay? Now there's not that limit, thanks to a law. Other changes need to happen too. Wage transparency for one would make a big difference. So spread these nine counterarguments, because if not, equal pay will remain a problem.