This is why you’re working for free until 2016

Listen up equality enthusiasts, there are some serious gender issues with your collective incomes at the moment, and it ain’t good.

Working for free isn’t uncommon among young people looking to get a foothold in a particular industry, but there comes a point where you have to draw a line.

Especially if the only reason you’re doing it is because you’re a woman.

Today (Equal Pay Day) marks the day women will effectively be working for free from as a result of the gender pay gap. Until 2016 that is.

The current gender pay gap stands at 9.4 per cent in the UK, down from 15.7 per cent in 2014.

This means women still only earn 81p of every pound earned by a man.

Jennifer Lawrence recently spoke out about the gender pay gap in Hollywood, declaring that she was so angry about her situation and “so over trying to find the “adorable” way to state my opinion and still be likable!”

We hear you J-Law. Hopefully Equal Pay Day 2016 can have as big an effect as the Hunger Games star’s words on the subject.

Now what?