New York bar to charge women just 77 per cent of bill to highlight gender wage gap discrimination

The Brooklyn bar says it wants to draw attention to a national issue

Andrew Buncombe
Friday 03 July 2015 17:31 BST
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When you’re confronting a discriminatory pay-gap, every little helps. Right?

One New York bar has decided to underscore the unfairness of gender discrimination in pay by charging women customers just 77 per cent of their bar tab. The difference equates with the gap between men and women’s earnings in the US.

The Brooklyn Doctor Who-themed bar, The Way Station, will charge women just 77 per cent of their bill on Tuesday, DNAinfo.com reported.

“Let’s level the playing field, even if it is just for one night. Women deserve better. Recognising this discrepancy is just a start,” the message read.

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