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Young girls in America are never sat down by their parents and told that when they grow up that they will be discriminated against in their workplace They are never told that even if they follow their dreams and reach their goals that they will be paid less then their male co-workers The gendered wage gap is very real and prevalent in America The American workplace has always been a site of homosocial reproduction a place where men created themselves as men Kimmel175 It has always been that in all -male workplaces womens roles were to lubricate the male-male interactions do the emotional work Kimmel177 Society didnt realize how far this gap would divide workers of different genders or the consequences that would arise If there is any chance for the wage gap to come together we must look at the extent of the wage gap the reasons why there is a wage gap the consequences of it and how to reduce it The gendered wage gap in America has been consistent for centuries Women on average only three-fourths of a mans wage SW College Even as far back as biblical times female workers only received thirty pieces of silver while men were valued at fifty pieces that sixty percent of the mens wage Kimmel84 During the Civil War up until the turn of the twentieth century a womens wage has fluctuated between one-half to two-thirds of a mans wage Kimmel184 Many times a woman and man will be doing the same job but because it is under a different job title the man will be paid a higher wage On a website hosted by the organization AFLCO they show by state how much a woman gets paid compared to a man Washington DC pays eighty-six cents for every dollar a man makes which is the most in this country AFLCO Wyoming has the worst pay sixty-three cents for every dollar a man earns AFLCO
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