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FEATURING RICKEY GARD DIAMOND – April 10th 2018 marked Equal Pay Day – a day that is meant to highlight the on-going gender pay gap. Women on average earn just under 80c for every dollar a man earns. Broken up by race, the statistics are even worse for women of color.

Why, in this day and age, are women still struggling to earn equal pay? In a new book Rickey Gard Diamond explores the history, economics, and sexist ideology that keeps women’s pay low.

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Rickey Gard Diamond, founding editor of Vermont Woman; she has taught writing and literature, feminist and media studies at Vermont College of Norwich University. Her new book is called Screwnomics: How Our Economy Works Against Women and Real Ways to Make Lasting Change.

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