Simply put, I benefit from the wage gap. If I realize that, but choose to keep quiet because I don’t want to rock the boat, then that is a tacit endorsement of the wage gap. And that sucks.
The more common vocal feminist men are, the better. Women will know that they will be supported when they come forward and tell their stories. Men will know that there will be social consequences to being sexist.
I think it’s important to talk about because while it’s true that women have made huge progress in terms of financial, professional, and personal equality over the past few decades, there are still tons of areas where our gender impacts us, especially financially. And I wanted to explore a few of the areas in which we are seriously still paying for our womanhood.
If you’re a women, it might be nice to know that on some of these fronts it’s not all in your head. And if you’re not a women, it might be useful for you to understand what we are dealing with.
You may have heard of the pink tax, but women also face unique financial challenges when it comes to beauty standards, family planning, and …