equal pay

equal pay
   Early feminists such as Christabel Pankhurst argued that an important aspect of women’s subordination was their economic dependence upon men. They insisted that all women be able to compete freely and equally in the labour market. Hence, ‘equal pay for equal work’ became a slogan for the Women’s Party, which was founded in the early 1900s. Equal pay also became a predominant concern for contemporary feminists. In 1970, the Equal Pay Act was passed (and implemented in 1975). This Act specified that women were entitled to the same wage or salary if they were doing the same work as men. Recently, however, feminists have questioned how effective the legislation has been in opening further avenues of employment for
   See also: women in business

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