This is not one of those "good news" stories. It seems to get told again and again, and that's the news -- that little changes. Sometime in April, women celebrate Equal Pay Day. It's the day "commemorating" how much time women have to work to catch up to men's pay from the previous year. In 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, extending the time allowed to sue for pay discrimination. However, there are still loopholes not specifically outlawing wage discrimination.
While equal pay has been the law since 1963, as of 2008, women are only making 77.8 cents on the dollar earned by men. Yes, women are CEOs and firefighters and are encouraged to be anything and do anything. But now yet another study has revealed that the glass ceiling is still solid.