MacLean’s Is Asking Men To Pay More For The Magazine This Month

To draw attention to the problem of gender pay inequity, Maclean’s is asking men to pay 26 per cent more than women for its magazine this month, a reflection of the persistent wage differential between full-time working men and women in Canada. The content of both magazines is exactly the same, but one cover aimed at men costs $8.81, while the other created for women costs $6.99. The Maclean’s cover story looks at why efforts to close the wage gap have failed, and whether new federal legislation will finally create a more level playing field.

Leading by example, in Iceland, after women walked out of work at precisely 2:38 p.m.,a full workday minus 30 per cent, to illustrate the pay gap there, the country enacted a new law that makes it mandatory for companies with 25 or more employees to show they provide equal pay.

Article link: http://www.macleans.ca/society/why-do-men-make-more-money-than-women/

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