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This genius ‘wage gap’ alarm clock rings for women after 79% of the work day

The wage-gap is very real. Despite all the progress we’ve made in women’s rights, it’s a sad reality that they still only earn 79 per cent of a man’s salary for the doing the same job.

So it seems fair that women only work for 79 per cent as long as their male counterparts.

This brilliant alarm clock ensures that’s exactly what happens.

When the clock strikes 3:20pm, the alarm bell rings, letting the office’s women know that it’s time to clock off – how good!

While it may seem like a gimmick, the wage-gap alarm clock is trying to highlight serious systemic problems in the modern workplace, and has already got the thumbs up from some big names.

Senior advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett, and iconic TV producer and writer Shonda Rhimes have both got their mits on one:

It’s the brainchild of MTV’s Look Different campaign, an initiative to teach people how to see hidden biases, and creative lab PARTY NYC.

Head over to 79percentclock.com – they’ve set up a website where you can see your real knock-off time based on your race and gender.

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