Sandy • A group of teenagers in a Salt Lake City suburb is trying to combat gender inequality one cookie at a time.
Wednesday was the final day of a Sandy high school's Gender Equality Bake Sale, in which the Young Democrats club charged boys $1 for cookies and girls just 77 cents.
Jordan High School students used the price discrepancy to highlight the statistic that on average, women earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. The sale was held Tuesday and Wednesday during lunchtime in the school's common area.
Kari Schott, a 16-year-old junior who is president of the Young Democrats, said she wanted to raise awareness "in a way that can touch people's lives."