Chart of the Day: Visualizing the pay gap

I’m sad I missed this when it was first posted for the June anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, but the wage discrimination infographic below is too great not to highlight, whatever the month. The chart is remarkably clear, comparing the “full dollar” earned by a white man to the lesser compensation provided to white, black, and Latina women for equal work — and, perhaps perversely, Emily Nemens’ design is also quite beautiful.

A chart demonstrating wage discrimination

via Women of the 113th

 

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Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/squirtlesquad/ Melissa

    Hi. Asian people do exist, you know.

    • http://feministing.com/members/echidne/ J. Goodrich

      The source site does have data on Asian-American women’s earnings. Check out the chart by race here http://www.wageproject.org/files/who.php

      Asian-American women earn more than white women but less than white men or Asian-American men. These are average figures.