What was my end goal?
It is estimated that it will 108 years for women to achieve Equal Pay in the United States. Therefore, since Equal Pay will not come to fruition in my lifetime, even if I could get every woman in the U.S. to sign the petition, there is no way I'm going to attempt to set a goal of that magnitude.
This blog post is not about educating people on an Equal Pay or to encourage to sign a petition. My petition will be my blogs and tweets and the promotion I will do to educate and hopefully inspire a leader in power to action. My goal is simply state that "Equal Pay for Equal Pay" is my cause from this day forward.
It's impossible. A march or petition will not achieve it since those vehicles have been utilized with very little success time and again. It takes a leader in a position of power to believe in the issue and have the power to execute like what Iceland has just implemented.
Therefore, and I've create a separate Twitter account to continuously provide facts about Equal Pay for Equal Work. My words will be my petition that I hope you will support. My goal is to make it so that if I ever were in a position to require corporations in the United States to provide proof of Equal Pay, there would be no doubt that I would execute an issue and a cause that is near and dear to my heart.
A Sophisticate Get's Equal Pay
A Sophisticate is a 21st Century Suffragette
Equal Pay for equal work is both a cause and an issue. It is a cause because the ethics of the treatment of women not being treated or paid fairly is being questioned. Equal pay is an issue because it is not allowing a country's economy to achieve it's true financial growth potential. Whether you believe women are not being paid equally or not, the fact that Women have to ask or even question that they are not being paid equally is a problem.
There should be no doubt, not even a question that Women of all races are paid equally to men and are paid equally to each other. If you still don't believe it is an issue ask yourself, is there a question that men are not being paid equal to women? No. And what is the reason, men are not fighting for equal pay?
Regardless of the century a Sophisticate lives or works in her worth is priceless. The few cents she isn't paid, isn't worth the work she puts into her job. For the amount of work that she does should be of equal compensation. In the end, like her heart, her quality as an individual and equality to others is priceless. ;D