Megan Rapinoe, an American soccer star, testified before Congress on Equal Pay Day to address the gender pay gap in the U.S. and call for an immediate action to change women's conditions.
Members of the U.S. women's national soccer team filed a lawsuit in 2019 against the U.S. Soccer Federation seeking compensation equal to that of their male counterparts.
On average, women earn $0.82 for every dollar men earned in 2019, according to the latest data by the U.S. Census Bureau. The wage figure sets March 24 as All Women's Equal Pay Day in the U.S. in 2021.
It means that women must work until March 24, 2020 to earn the same amount of pay men earned in 2019. The date varies year by year depending on the latest wage data. The wage gap is even greater for mothers and most women of color.