On Wednesday Pope Francis gave his weekly address before a large crowd and said something remarkable: “Why is it taken for granted that women should earn less than men? No! They have the same rights.”
This inequality, he said, is a “scandal.”
It was a call for gender and pay equity heard round the world.
Pope Francis is fighting for equal pay for women, @Pontifex you’re the best Pope I’ve ever seen
— Amanda Saporito (@ayyy_sap) April 29, 2015
While the pope’s mention of the pay gap made headlines, his entire speech unabashedly embraced equality between the sexes. He even argued that the breakdown of the nuclear family cannot be blamed on women entering the workplace, despite what conservative critics might say Read more…