Melinda Gale

Fitness & Lifestyle

The Real 10

White women are paid 78% of what white men are paid. Here's #TheReal10 for me. 

Probably not the most appropriate photo but I couldn't resist since my shirt says "Whiskey For President". Want to put your face on a bill? Go here

I don't know about you but it really bothers me knowing that by default, I likely make less than so many males who are the same age as me, with the same education and qualifications. Just because I am a woman does not mean that my work lacks the quality of something a male might produce. So many of my family members, former teachers/coaches, former/current employers are strong, hardworking women. It pains me to know they may have not earned the wages that they deserved. 

The Facts: 

On average, women are paid only 79% of what men are paid.
African American women make 63% less.
American Indian or Alaska Native women make 59% less.
Asian American women make 90% less.
Hispanic or Latina women make 54% less.
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander women make 62% less.
White (non-hispanic) women make 78% less.
(All facts from

What can we do?
Tell Congress you want equal pay
Share this on your Facebook timeline
earn How to negotiate your salary 

If you want to do even more, check out 12 ways to get involved with the AAUW.