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When I first began researching this topic, I was shocked to discover that we still don't have equal pay for men and women. It wasn't ignorance behind my incorrect understanding, it was the fact that I thought that in this decade, we had come past that challenge at the very least.
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"That means all day, everyday, equal pay, every way OK."
Within the past decade, awareness of the business world towards the need to empower women in the economy and workplace increased steadily. This awareness was surely inflamed by the alarming statistics on the gender gap within the economic realm.
It's important to note that despite my appreciation for Watson's UN campaign, I believe much of the criticism she's faced has been warranted. Liberal white feminism tends to cling to these seemingly iconic moments in which feminism briefly becomes more palatable, more easily sold to the masses. Men shouldn't care about feminism because it may improve things for them. They should care about feminism because it will improve things for women.