Last week, Professor Blum gave us the idea to Tweet at him about the “economic affluence inequality throughout history”. In my opinion, what’s the most shocking isn’t the gender pay discrepancy throughout our past, rather it’s the present pay difference between men and women by state in the U.S.
The gender pay gap in the United States as of 2013 showed that the smallest wage gap (by state/congressional district) was in Washington D.C., where women make 91 cents to the dollar of what men make. The largest wage gap was in Louisiana, where women make only 66 cents to the dollar of what men make .
(Since I don’t have a Twitter, I used my friend’s account to spread the word.)