Today Is Equal Pay Day, and the statistic is getting trotted out today ad nauseum that women make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns.
However, that statistic as you probably guessed is WHITE women’s wages compared to WHITE men’s wages. For BLACK women it is worse at 68 cents for every dollar a white male earns. For Latinas it is even more abysmal at 59 cents for every dollar a white male earns.
And for transwomen? Don’t even get me started on that. All I have to say is pass ENDA and any local or state anti-trans discrimination laws.
Eliminating the ability for people to overtly discriminate against us transpeople will be a good start to helping us get gainfully employed so we can get a solid foothold in the economic game, begin contributing to the nation’s economy and address some of the ills of our community.