Meghan K. Oregon

Equal Pay

I believe men and women should be paid the same salary for the same job.

Dear Future President,

         I feel that men and women should be paid the same amount of money for the same job. Why do women get paid 80 cents less, on average, to a man's dollar? There are many problems with this matter. What if a woman is not married and is trying to support a family? What if she's a widow left with a few kids? She may not be able to pay bills, buy enough food, provide clothes, and basic needs. The fact that women got paid less makes no sense, honestly. Both genders are working the same exact job every single day. If they are working the same job, why are women earning less money?