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Half a Century Later, Mad Men's Peggy Olson Is Still Waiting for Paycheck Fairness


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Half a Century Later, Mad Men's Peggy Olson Is Still Waiting for Paycheck Fairness

Deborah J. Vagins

Despite the popularity of the show “Mad Men,” we are no longer living in the 1960s, but the current gender wage gap doesn’t reflect that. Ongoing wage inequity should be a thing that’s in the past.

The persistent pay gap exists, despite the undeniable progress that women have made since the enactment of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, a groundbreaking piece of anti-discrimination legislation that aimed at closing the pay gap for men and women performing the same work.


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Unfortunately, in real life, over time loopholes and weak remedies have made this historic law less effective than Congress originally intended.

This assumes parity was Congress' original intention. I highly doubt that to be the case.