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Pay Inequality Shows Gender Gap

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Pay inequality between men and women has been debated for decades, and on Wednesday night, Erie got an up-to-date look at the issue.

The gender gap was the focus of a talk put on by Erie's branch of the American Association of University Women.

Corrine Egan, a member of that group, called attention to the persisting inequality in pay, and compared the fight for pay equity to the 19 year fight for women's right to vote.

Pay inequality is nothing new; Egan says it dates back to colonial times.

"Women earned two to three dollars a week and men were earning 15, but they were doing exactly the same work," said Egan.  "The discrimination continues, and it's frustrating to half this country and I think that our legislators are gonna know about that at the midterm election."

Egan also noted that on Wednesday the Senate once again failed to pass the Fair Pay Act.

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