One of the fervent missions of third-wave feminism is to close the gender wage gap, a concept readily dismissed by MRA’s who weirdly all seem to base their arguments on one TIME Magazine opinion piece that said it doesn’t exist. But we digress; the intersectional fight to close the gender wage gap, whether you believe in it or not, is real and important.

Unfortunately for the MRA brigade, The World Economic Forum knows it’s real, and recently released the Gender Gap Report, which discusses the equality between men and women in every country around the world. And it turns out the gender gap will deffo get all closed up. But probably not in our lifetime. 

According the the WEF report, women are now (in first-world countries) earning around the same amount as what men did 10 years ago, and that closing the gap has stalled due to the pressure for more women to enter the workforce in recent years.

These are the ten most successful, and ten least successful countries in terms of closing the gender pay gap:

HOO-FUCKEN-RAY: We’re Only 118 Years Off Closing The Gender Pay Gap

via BBC.

You can check the gender wage gap status of each country by visiting this dope lil’ BBC search tool, but let us save you the trouble for Oz:

HOO-FUCKEN-RAY: We’re Only 118 Years Off Closing The Gender Pay Gap

So, the WEF report estimates that with the current rate of change, equal pay between the genders will happen in around 118 years – which would make it year 2133. 

Read that again. 

Equal pay between the genders will happen in 118 years, which is the year 2133.


HOO-FUCKEN-RAY: We’re Only 118 Years Off Closing The Gender Pay Gap

So, in the meantime:

Note: 82c in AUS.

But all in all; let’s remember to keep fighting for equal pay and the right to choose – our granddaughters are gonna need it. 

HOO-FUCKEN-RAY: We’re Only 118 Years Off Closing The Gender Pay Gap

HOO-FUCKEN-RAY: We’re Only 118 Years Off Closing The Gender Pay Gap

HOO-FUCKEN-RAY: We’re Only 118 Years Off Closing The Gender Pay Gap

via BBC

All images via BBC / Leslie Knope.