xoJane: Equal Pay for Equal Work is Only Step One

When people start throwing wage and salary statistics around, it can be easy to start drowning in a sea of numbers. Especially in an era of fast-moving soundbite 140-character media, gross simplification is a very common issue. It’s easier to say, for example, that a woman makes 86 cents for every dollar a man earns, without interrogating or examining those numbers more closely. 

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