Why is this still an issue?

It is amazing that in this day and age, women are still fighting for equality in the workplace and in life. What is the hang up?

Why do women make less money for equal work? On average, a woman in 2013 made 78 percent of what her male counterpart made for comparable work. Women over the age of 35 have it even worse, at an estimated 75 percent payout for the same job. It is thought that the amount of money that should have been paid to the affected women would greatly help to stimulate the economy.

As women make up the vast majority of Medicaid and welfare recipients, a larger equal income could help them dig themselves out of whatever holes they have been thrown into by an ego-driven society.

It is not only a financial embarrassment, but a societal one. Women are seen as the lesser sex, inferior to the alpha male,           although they have shown they are just as capable as men in a vast variety of occupations and activities.

Why are there no major league sports for women? Major League Baseball, the NBA and NFL are solely male driven with little mention or regard for women. In a rare moment when women are highlighted, it’s as the Lingerie League or some other sexist representation.

Are women not capable of sport? These women would prove otherwise: Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina holds the record for most Olympic medals for an individual sport and after 60 years still holds second place for most medals overall; at the time of Bonnie Blair’s induction to the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in 2004, she was the most decorated winter U.S. Olympian of all time.

The point is that women are more than capable. More than capable of earning a fair and equal wage, more than capable to “keeping up with the boys,” and most importantly they are more than capable of being seen and portrayed as an equal members of America’s broken society.