So. Have you noticed it yet? Maybe on your daily commute to work? Or dropping off your kids at school?
There seems to be an outbreak… of red handbags.
And the reason behind it is absolutely brilliant.
It’s not spring fashion starting a day early, but rather a symbol of solidarity on National Equal Pay Day.
The current gender pay gap is 14.6 per cent, meaning women must work an extra 62 days per year to earn the same as men.
While this is definitely less than ideal, we are taking steps to remedy the situation, National Equal Pay Day being one of them.
Workplace Gender Equality Agency Director Libby Lions told Mamamia that today is symbolic as it “helps raise awareness of the barriers women face in accessing equivalent pay packets to men for their work.”
The Equal Pay Day website says these are some kickarse practical ways that you can show support today as a woman or ally.