“Equal Pay Day” is a national holiday observed on April 12 that calls for awareness of the wage gap between male and female employees. But we shouldn’t just focus on equal pay on one designated day, especially since men and women aren’t paid equally for equal work.
So in an effort to keep this issue in the forefront of everyone’s minds, MTV’s Look Different campaign partnered with PARTY NY for the 79% Work Clock, a project that shines a light on how gender impacts pay.
Women who work full time are, on average, paid 79% of their male coworker’s salaries. So, the clock sounds an alarm 79% of the way through the work day to remind us all that after a certain time of the day, women aren’t paid for the work they’re doing.