Equal Pay Day – level 2

23-04-18 07:00

April 10 was Equal Pay Day for all people. An actress wrote an essay and asked why she makes less than her male co-stars.

Another actor said that it did not make sense for his female co-star to make less money than he did, especially when she won an award for her role. A BBC editor quit when she saw that women were not being paid equally at BBC.

A tennis star also called for equal money for black women. Oprah Winfrey said that the ‘Time’s Up Movement’ is not just for famous women but for the women of the world.

Difficult words: co-star (a person who acts in a movie or a TV show with other actors), award (something that people give you for doing something well), role (a part that a person plays in a movie or a TV show), Time’s Up Movement’ (a movement for women to get more rights).

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