The name Equal Pay Day is deceiving because, as you already know, it is most certainly not the day we celebrate equal pay for equal work. We are still 170 years away from that achievement, give or take a month. Here’s the history behind it: This day was first ‘celebrated’ in 1996, and was initiated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE). It was born out of the need to highlight the gap between men and women’s wages. Held in April, it is symbolic of how far into a new
Dear Nancy, I do appreciate your enthusiasm but it can feel a bit overbearing, to be honest. What? First, I was stunned. Then, I searched the online dictionary for the word ‘overbearing’. Then I was hurt. In case you’re curious, the synonyms for overbearing are:
* bossy * autocratic
* overly authoritative * cocky
* domineering * oppressive In other words, there is no positive context for being ‘ove
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