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    British Female MPs Start #PayMeToo Campaign Amid Gender Pay Gaps

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    The politicians want to encourage women to hold their employers to account and demand changes to ensure equal pay.

    A group of female MPs in the UK has launched a #PayMeToo campaign as part of a struggle toward pay equality.

    The campaign's main goal is to encourage women to be more demanding toward their chiefs and make the first step towards abolishing gender-related pay discrepancies.

    The move comes a few days ahead of a legal deadline for all private UK firms with over 250 employees on Friday, when the companies are supposed to make public the salaries they pay to women and men holding certain positions.

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    Earlier, it was reported that salaries of men are higher than those of women by some 14% among nine out of ten public sector employers.

    The campaign has been vividly debated on social networks.

    Some Internet users have expressed their support.

    Others, however, have a different opinion on the issue and criticized the movement.

    ​The #PayMeToo campaign emerged as another social media initiative in wake of the #MeToo movement, and has been partly triggered by it. The movement emerged amid revelations of

    sexual misconduct accusations against Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein.The scandal has led to many similar allegations against powerful men, mainly in the United States and Europe, with many of them already having been ousted from their positions.

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