If the arc of history bends toward justice, the equal pay arc hasn’t been very flexible. When the Equal Pay Act became a federal law in 1963, women in the United States made 59 cents for every dollar men earned doing the same work. In 2000, it was 73 cents. Today, it stands at 82.
We’re making progress — at much less than a half cent a year.
According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, it may take more than 135 years to close the wage gap globally. And as