Disabled Women’s Equal Pay Struggles Often Go Unheard — But You Can Help Include Them

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Disabled Women’s Equal Pay Struggles Often Go Unheard — But You Can Help Include Them

Source:  Bustle.com / April 2018


Tuesday marks Equal Pay Day in the United States — but something is still missing from the conversation. Yes, it’s crucial that we highlight the too-many inequalities that face women. But it’s just as important to ensure that these conversations reflect the experiences of all women, including women with disabilities.

Of course, it’s not just disabled women who suffer the effects of the wage gap. Last year, women on average were paid just 80.5 cents for every dollar men made, an alarming disparity of nearly 20 cents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But women who are also members of other marginalized communities, like women of color and LGBTQ women, face a more significant wage gap.

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