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Women´s Work for Free in Brazil

Expand Women protest for equal rights, against racism and against gender violence in Brasília. © Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/Agência Brasil From October 7 until the end of the year, Brazilian women work for free. That’s one way of picturing the gender-based pay discrimination that haunts Brazilian businesses. Brazilian men earn in about nine months the same as their female counterparts do in a whole year. Here’s another way to picture it: If women were paid the same monthly salary as men, they could work until October 6 and take the rest of the year off. They do not, of course. Women continue…

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