Quick Hit: What Can you do with $443,360 and 12 years?

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That’s how much money some working women are missing out on as a result of wage disparities among genders. According to the Huffington Post:

“The typical full-time working woman stands to miss out on $443,360 over 40 years because of the gender wage gap, according to an April report from the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). That means a woman would have to work 12 years longer then her male counterpart just to break even.”

With that much time and money I could pay off my $90,000 student loan bill and get 2 doctorates. I could travel the world and start a family. I could buy a home, a fairly nice one depending on where I live. I could start a social justice organization. I could buy this purse (more than 15 times). The possibilities are endless.

It sucks that wage disparities still exist at the literal expense of women.


Feministing's resident "sexpert", Sesali is a published writer and professional shit talker. She is a queer Black girl, fat girl, and trainer. She was the former Training Director at the United States Student Association and later a member of the Youth Organizing team at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She received her bachelors in Women's and Gender Studies from Depaul University in 2012 and is currently pursuing a master's in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta. A self identified "trap" feminist, and trained with a reproductive justice background, her interests include the intersections of feminism and: pop culture, youth culture, social media, hip hop, girlhood, sexuality, race, gender, and Beyonce. Sesali joined the team in 2010 as one of the winners of our So You Think You Can Blog contest.

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