The Atlantic: 10 Industries Where Women Earn Less Than Men - "Women continue to struggle for equal pay in the workplace. For at least two decades, they have earned 80% of the wages of men doing equivalent jobs. That should be a shock to most people, since the feminist movement is several decades old. Sadly though, the financial gains that women have made have eroded in recent years. "The ratio of women's and men's median annual earnings was 77.0 for full-time, year-round workers in 2009, essentially unchanged from 77.1 in 2008. (This means the gender wage gap for full-time, year-round workers is now 22.9 percent.) This is below the peak of 77.8 percent in 2007," according to the Institute for Women's Policy Research."