School bakers sell discounted cookies to women to highlight the gender pay gap

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A group of high school students holding a bake sale in the US sold discounted cookies to women while men were made to pay the full price.

Kari Schott (above, centre), from the Young Democrats Club at Jordan High School in Sandy, Utah, told Fox13Now that the stunt was held in order to highlight the gender pay gap.

For every dollar a man makes a woman makes only 77 cents so we’re having the cookies be a dollar for a man and only 77 cents for a woman.

It's not fair that just because I was born a woman that I get paid 77¢. So this is an issue in my life and I thought I may as well start raising awareness starting young.

  • Kari Schott
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