By Maggie Mallon. Photos: Funny or Die/YouTube.
Though every day should be dedicated to securing equal pay for women, only one day out of the calendar year actually commemorates it: today, Equal Pay Day. Now, by no means is April 4 a coincidental date to acknowledge wage inequality. As the often-cited statistic reveals, women, on average, earn just 80 percent of what a man makes. For a woman to earn the same amount as a man did annually, she'd have to work well into the following year—April 4, specifically—to do so (one important note: for women of color, particularly Latina women and black women, that date would be pushed back months to commemorate just how wide the gap is for them).
To raise greater awareness of what the gender pay gap actually means for women, LeanIn.org partnered with Funny or Die to launch the #20PercentCounts campaign and show just what 20 percent less would look like if it were applied to all aspect's of a woman's life. (Spoiler alert: It is not good). Curious as to what 20 percent less means for a latte, a resume, or even a haircut? Just take a look, here.
This story originally appeared on Glamour.
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