April 14, 2015. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages. A Tuesday was selected to represent how far into the work week women must work to earn what men earned the previous week. Because women earn less, on average, than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay.
Any Thursday. This day of any week during the year symbolizes how far into the next week men must work to earn what is needed to maintain a reasonable dating/sex life with women, given how the male in America is still expected to pay for the majority of food, beverage, entertainment and travel-related expenses (F-BET expenses) incurred while sharing company time with the opposite gender in public.
I’m sure it is only a matter of time before both genders join forces in fighting for Equal Paying Day.
In the meantime, here’s another interesting statistic to track for those still so concerned about pay discrimination between the genders. It could be called the “Personal Consumption Meter,” or the “PC Meter” for short. The first part of the PC Meter simply tracks the cumulative value of all the F-BET services a person has personally consumed up to that point in his or her life, whether paid for with one’s own income or by another. The second part covers the cumulative value of all cosmetics, clothes, shoes, accessories, spa services and surgical enhancements consumed up to that point as well. How do you think the genders will fare in that shootout?