IF WOMEN ARE PAID ONLY 79% OF WHAT MEN MAKE, SHOULDN’T THEY ONLY WORK 79% OF THE DAY?
We created the 79% Work Clock as a part of MTV's "Look Different" campaign, to call attention to the gender wage gap in America. Studies show that women who work full-time are paid only 79% of what men make annually, so the 79% Work Clock lets you know when 79% of the work day has passed.
When a woman hears its chime, she might as well go home. We’ve given hundreds of these clocks to people in workplaces across the country, to serve as a daily reminder that at a certain point, the gender wage gap means women aren’t being paid for their work. We designed and created the actual clock together with the team at Good Thing, and made a promotional video and website for it. When you go to the website, you can use the 79% Calculator to easily calculate when the 79% of your work day ends.