Pursuing equal pay is a worthy cause, however learning to manage money is more important. We are sufficiently far down the road of economic equality and equal wages for the difference to less significant than the ability to manage that money you do have effectively. I have always been in work with equal pay, and I respect this. However I have squandered most of my earnings. It would have been better to have earned less and made better use of it.
It is only now that I am reaching my economic dotage that I realise the importance of proper money management