TIME Living work Stop Being Polite. Talk About Your Salary. Jessica Bennett @jess7bennett April 9, 2014 SHARE Bloomberg—Bloomberg via Getty Images President Barack Obama looks on as pay discrimination victim Lilly Ledbetter delivers remarks at an event marking Equal Pay Day in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Women don’t like talking about money, much less asking for more of it. But that needs to change if we are to close the gender wage gap.