Rambling House – owned by Jen Lynch – will offer women a 20% discount to recognize the 80 cents women earn for every dollar men make
Columbus — On Equal Pay Day (Tuesday, April 10), Rambling House will provide a 20 percent discount for all women in order to help bring awareness to the persistent wage gap that harms working women across the country.
“It’s sad that in the 21st century women still have to work harder and longer to receive equal pay,” said Rambling House owner Jen Lynch. “As a small business owner, I’m proud we can help spread awareness about this atrocious pay gap between men and women.”
Every year, Equal Pay Day marks the day beyond one year that women would have to work to catch up with what white men earned the previous calendar year. Women in the United States would have to work until Tuesday, April 10th of this year to receive the same 2017 salary that white men earned last year because of the gender pay gap.
“The wage gap is yet another obstacle disadvantaging women across the country and in Ohio,” said ProgressOhio Managing Director Monica Moran, who helped organize the event. “While women are expected to work harder and longer to be paid the same as men, they also spend more time on household work and taking care of children than men. On top of everything, women continue to be financially penalized for having children while men actually make more money.”
Across the country, women earn only 80 cents for every dollar that a man is paid, or about $10,086 less per year in median income than white men. In Ohio specifically, women earn roughly 77 cents for every dollar, with lifetime losses totaling $459,080.
Despite arguments that market forces will close the wage gap, this change is coming very, very slowly; at the current rate, women in Ohio won’t receive the same compensation as men for almost 50 years, until 2067.