Should We Be “Celebrating” Equal Pay Day Today — or in January?

Today is a holiday that no one is interested in celebrating. I’m talking about Equal Pay Day, a sort of anti-holiday marking the sad fact that women still only earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. Today, April 17, marks how far into 2012 women would have to work in order to match what men earned in 2011. But critics suggest that this giant pay gap is the result, not of discrimination, but of the different life and career choices made by men and women. Should we really be“celebrating” Equal Pay Day sometime in January?

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