This Illustration Explains The Pay Gap Better Than Anything We've Ever Seen

What does the gender wage gap actually look like?

This original artwork by Emily Nemens for LeanIn.Org gives us a sobering idea.

Nemens, creator of amazing watercolor illustrations of women in Congress, worked on this infographic as part of the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. The LeanIn.Org Tumblr post featuring the piece explained:

Here are some sobering visuals: For every dollar earned by a white man in America, a white woman earns, on average, 77 cents, a black woman earns 69 cents, and a Latina woman earns 57 cents.

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This visual representation, featuring portraits of women from the 113th Congress on the dollar bills, really hits home.

Head over to Nemens' Tumblr for more illustrations of women in politics.

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