Here are some facts about gender inequality:
- White house data in 2015- Women currently make 78 cents for every dollar earned by a man. African-American women earn 64 cents and Latina women earn 56 cents for every dollar earned by a Caucasian man
- Per the department of labor, for every dollar made by a father with children under the age of 18, mothers earn 74.7 cents. Women currently hold 23 (4.6 percent of) CEO positions at S&P 500 companies.
- By 2018, there will be 1.4 million open technology jobs in the U.S. and, at the current rate of students graduating with degrees in computer science, only 61 percent of those openings will be filled — and women will fill just 29 percent. (Source: Microsoft Research)
- 26 percent of people employed in computer and mathematical occupations are women. (Source: Department of Labor)
During the campaign in 2016, Donald Trump made some statements that were not very respectful about women. At the Republican convention, Ivanka Trump talked about her father’s commitment for equal pay, paid family leave and childcare. “As President, my father will change the labor laws that were put into place at a time when women were not a significant portion of the workforce,” she said. So far during his first 100 days nothing has been said nor is there anything on the White House website, understandably, given the number of issues that Trump is currently addressing. The administration has yet to take action on equal pay, child care, paid family leave and abortion.
Over 500,000 people marched on the US capital for the Women’s March in Washington DC Women’s March the day after Trump’s inauguration. There were as many as 1.5 million more marching in support in 161 cities across all seven continents. What are their issues? Women want to be heard and have elected officials prioritize women’s equality, addresses key issues which impact women of color; immigrant women; lesbian, bisexual and transgender women; women with disabilities; and women with low or fixed incomes.
Women want to exercise their rights about equal wages & fair pay, be considered for better jobs, leadership roles, child care, better caregiving options, security at the workplace and campuses and healthcare including reproductive services. They marched for equality, marched against hatred, against division and for their children’s future. And most of all, the most powerful man in the world says it’s okay to sexually assault women, because he is rich and powerful.
Massive turnout at Women’s March in Washington
Madonna’s Fiery Speech At The Women’s March On Washington