2017 has certainly been a year for women to take a stand to be treated fairly in the workplace. The #MeToo movement made incredible strides this year. But E News host Catt Sadler has brought attention to another injustice for women in the workplace: unequal pay. The host quit her job to prove a point about pay inequality, and the internet stood behind her.
Yesterday, the longtime E network host explained she was leaving her job of 12 years after learning she was being paid half of what her male co-host, Jason Kennedy, was making. “Information is power. Or it should be,” Sadler wrote on her personal blog. “We are living in a new era. The gender pay gap is shrinking, although admittedly we have a long way to go. And well, I learned this first hand. My team and I asked for what I know I deserve and were denied repeatedly.”
Women immediately began sharing their own pay gap experiences and sending their support to Sadler on social media.
To anyone that thinks the gender pay game doesn't exist anymore… #EqualPay
— Katie Clauss (@kaclauss4) December 20, 2017
— Jenna Rossi (@bedazzledbedlam) December 20, 2017
— LovesSunrises (@aprizedpozeshun) December 20, 2017
E News did not respond about the reason Sadler left.
Twitter also had a lighthearted trend today: #hipsterXmas. This odd trend involves taking classic holiday songs and changing the lyrics to fit a millennial lifestyle. Twitter users came up with some pretty awesome renditions.
Santa baby, and stick a bread loaf under the tree, gluten free #HipsterXmasSong
— Leanna ReSleigh (@leannuh_renay) December 20, 2017
Well you know Dasher and Dancer and fidget and spinner#HipsterXmasSong
— Keebler Sidejob (@kauffeemann) December 20, 2017
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