Even though Hillary Clinton has been a champion of stopping the wage gap between men and women in professional fields, WikiLeaks just released information that shows the Clinton Foundation has been paying men $190,000 more than women, reports Bizpac Review.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 8, 2018
The email shown in the tweet is a part of the emails that were leaked from Hillary Clinton’s campaign Chairman, John Podesta, by WikiLeaks and shows concern about how much of a wage gap is going on within Hillary Clinton’s own employees.
The tweet not only shows just how much the average salary is the highest paid woman there, but it also shows that only three out of the 11 highest paid employees are women. Those are very dismal numbers coming from a woman who said she was a champion for women and women’s rights.
“Median salary of the highest paid men is $346,106, while the median salary of the highest paid women is $185,396 ($190K difference),” read the email from Clinton campaign staffer Karuna Seshasai to Democratic strategist and campaign consultant, Ian Mandel.
That is a huge difference in salary for the highest paid men and women who work there. Another interesting thing to point out as well is just that someone who works at a charitable foundation is being paid $346,106.
There were reports in October 2016 that came out as well about the Clinton Foundation underpaying women who work there in their public 990 tax forms from 2014. In the report, the men averaged $291,000 while the women averaged $210,000. Not as big of a gap that is just seen from Wikileaks, but still a large enough won that points to a gendered wage gap problem.
The women earned 72 cents for every dollar a male executive made on average, which is worse than the national average, 79 cents to the dollar, that Clinton herself cites in her “equal pay for equal work” speeches.
People on twitter were quick to criticise Hillary Clinton.
So much for Hillary's "feminism" and so much for her equal pay rhetoric. https://t.co/qkqGWHSQeh
— Cynthia McKinney PhD (@cynthiamckinney) January 8, 2018
— Samson (@mightysparty) January 8, 2018
America's alleged champion of all womankind never practised what she preached… https://t.co/zn6zSElN6H
— Polly Tickal (@PollyTickal) January 8, 2018
There has still been no word from Hillary herself or the Clinton foundation about this most recent realization.