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Midterm elections were a year ago today.

While I dreamed of Arizona being the 38th state to #RatifyERA, Virginia is poised to become the final state.

The difference? A democratic majority in the state legislature.
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In 2017, we thought that with the addition of Rep. @DrGerae, there would be a possibility for the #ERA to at least get a committee hearing since Arizona was FIRST in the country in female representation in the legislature at the time. /2…
Gov. @dougducey spent a significant portion of the SOS highlighting the accomplishments of AZ female trailblazers, but notably left out the #EqualRightsAmendment.

To do so felt like an attempt to gloss over the rampant sexual harassment at #azleg. /3…
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Today is #EqualPayDay . . . . As is EVERY other day. Another leftist hoax
You get paid for how good a job you do. And the real inequality is the men, or white person, who gets passed over, even if he or she is more qualified, for the minority, or woman, simply for the purpose of being more diverse (which is a toxic word). Just do your job well, period
If I were a business owner I wouldn't care if you were male or female, black or white. Whoever did the job best would get promotions. It's sick that every time you give someone a promotion that you have to give another race or gender that same promotion to balance things out
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On average, women are paid eighty cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts. In Virginia, that number is $0.78. It’s not right, and we need to do more to achieve #EqualPay across the country. Let’s start by passing the #PaycheckFairnessAct. #EqualPayDay
Let’s also recognize that this disparity is even greater for women of color. #EqualPayDay for Black women will fall on August 22nd, followed by Native American women on September 23rd, and Latino women on November 20th.
We know that the gender pay gap exists all across the economy, stemming from a number of factors including discrimination, implicit bias, barriers to entry and advancement in certain fields, and the responsibilities of parenting that disproportionately fall to women.
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Study after study shows that women still make less than men in the same jobs; that’s why we have to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. #EqualPayDay
This legislation would strengthen and close loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963 by holding employers accountable for discriminatory practices. #EqualPayDay
It would also end the practice of pay secrecy, easing workers’ ability to individually or jointly challenge pay discrimination, and strengthening the available remedies for wronged employees. #EqualPayDay
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#Missouri #SCR7 being presented by Senator @JillSchupp in #moleg Senate Rules Committee #ERA #ERANOW Rowden Bernskoetter, Hegeman, Schatz present, from what I can tell.
Lots of hands go up to testify in favor. Fewer will testify opposed.
#SCR7 #moleg
Schatz inquires about the impact of the original #ERA deadline.
Jason Holsman, who has sponsored ERA in 2013 or 2014 is now present. #ERANOW #MOLEG #SCR7
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Every #EqualPayDay I like to educate the fine people of Twitter the difference between the uncontrolled wage gap & the controlled wage gap! Ready?
The uncontrolled wage gap is what you see referenced by feminists. That is $.79 on the dollar. And it is true. The *average* woman makes $.79 to every $1 the *average* man makes.

But this gap does not consider what KIND of job is being worked, how many hours, education, etc.
The controlled wage gap considers factors. Education, hours worked, position held, etc. When all factors are exactly the same, women make $.999999... to every $1 a man makes, which is within the margin of error.
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Today is “#EqualPayDay.”

There are a lot of ridiculous holidays—from “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” to “Have a Party With Your Bear Day” to “Bubble Gum Day.”
But “Equal Pay Day” is something worse. It’s a misleading effort designed to make women feel like they’re all, inevitably, being short-changed in their workplaces. That’s not the case.
Here’s the truth:
✅ Wage discrimination is illegal and has been in the U.S. since 1963, when the Equal Pay Act was signed into law.
✅ The 1964 Civil Rights Act also protects women from baseless gender discrimination in the workplace.
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The Equal Pay act was passed in 1963. After 15 years in HR doing statistical pay equity assessments, as a woman I can tell you discrimination in pay is non-existent. #EqualPayDay
From the EEOC /1
In fact, even Time said in 2010 that women were out earning men in many metro areas. /2…
I can also tell you after hiring 1000’s of people, women have more bargaining power in salary negotiation coming in the door because of hiring goals. /3
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63/@KamalaHarris defends her policy on truancy & notes that it led to a substantial decrease in truancy & did not involve sending parents in difficult straits to jail. #kamala2020
64/Since the FCC repealed it in 2017, @KamalaHarris has been a fierce advocate for net neutrality & is supporting a new bill to restore it. #Kamala2020
65/1 of many takeaways @KamalaHarris got from Howard University was the importance of embracing & celebrating Black identities & providing a sense of belonging & leadership to traditionally oppressed groups. It’s time to do that nationally. #Kamala2020…
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This is thought-provoking campaign on gender's the 'last day' women get paid (as it were) via my friend @fullerette3 #OutOfOffice for #EqualPayDay @WEP_UK
@fullerette3 @WEP_UK That said, this discussion often muddies pay-equality and the gender pay-gap.

Which is to say, this isn't an "equal pay for equal work" issue, in a lot of cases, its a structural issue - not enough women at the top earning the higher salaries, for complex reasons.
@fullerette3 @WEP_UK Basically it would be in everyone's interests (men's too, on the subject of access to affordable childcare) if workplace culture shifted to enable more women to retain career paths while taking time off for the joint enterprise that is raising children.
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According to the ONS, the #GenderPayGap has continued to fall this year and is now at a record low. Despite this, '#EqualPayDay 2018’ has remained at 10th November - the same date as each of the past two years. That’s the first clue there's something fishy here... (1/5)
This is because, instead of comparing median wages (the number in the middle), the Fawcett Society uses the mean (the average of all the data). This has the effect of giving more weight to the incomes of a relatively small number of high earners at the top of companies... (2/5).
That might be OK if you want to focus (say) on CEO salaries and the underrepresention of women on boards. But it is unrepresentative of the rest of the workforce, where the #GenderPayGap has already narrowed significantly, especially for women under 39 (3/5)
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