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Today is #EqualPayDay and sadly, not much has changed since Batgirl did this PSA Department of Labor back in the 1970s. This video has been posted all over the Internet today, along with tweets from the White House and various celebrities. Did you know it takes an average of an extra 3 months and 14 days for women to earn what men do? In the US, the 1963 Federal Equal Pay Act made it illegal for employers to pay men and women different wages for the same job and yet we continue to make 78 cents for every dollar a man makes. It’s even worse if you’re looking at variations based on race and location.

It’s time for things to change. It was time back in 1972 when that Batgirl video came out. Continue the fight, ladies. #Ask4More.

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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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