I feel like there is more our country can do to equalize pay. That being said, when I go into an interview, I make sure I'm getting paid what I feel I deserve. Pay negotiation IS an option and I think women forget to negotiate. Women need to empower themselves and demand equal pay. Women are naturally more submissive and agreeable so they are more likely NOT to negotiate pay. What business wouldn't take advantage of that? I feel like that's a big part of the problem right there. Women need to step up, congress needs to step up, business need to step up, but women don't have to accept the first offer given to them. My advice to women everywhere: step up, speak up, and demand change. Help yourselves!! Usually businesses are more than accommodating to women that show empowerment and confidence.