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10 Shocking Stats That Should Convince Every Woman to Ask for a Raise on #EqualPayDay

In case you didn’t know, today, today is Equal Pay Day. Not only does this day represent a movement to recognize the wage gap between men and women (which is currently around 20%, and even greater for women of color) and encourage individuals and companies everywhere to fight to close it, but the date itself signifies “how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year,” says the National Committee on Pay Equity.

We at The Muse believe you deserve to get paid what you’re worth, regardless of your gender or race, which is why we’re calling for women everywhere to ask for a raise. And if you’re skeptical or hate talking about money? These 10 #EqualPayDay facts might convince you to take the leap: