Men charged more at coffee cart
Shabnam Dastgheib writing for Stuff.co.nz on something that happened yesterday:
Coffee will cost 10 per cent more for men than for women at Wellington’s Victoria University Law School campus this morning.
In an effort to highlight the continued lack of pay equity between men and women, a campaign by the YWCA is calling on Parliament to do something about the problem. A coffee cart has been set up on the Law School lawn this morning, which was as close as organisers could legally get to Parliament grounds, to illustrate the issue in real terms.
Long blacks and flat whites would cost $3.50 and $4 respectively for women, while the same drink would cost $3.85 and $4.40 for men.
Pay gaps are a problem all over the world, not just in the United States.