It doesn’t come as a surprise to know that men, on average, are being paid more than women.
The pay-gap is so bad in the U.S. that men reportedly earn up to $11,000 more a year for doing the same job as a woman in their chosen career field. This results in a man pocketing $500,00 more than a woman in that same job over the course of their lifetime. Ummm, that’s not ok.
Here in Australia, we saw Cosmopolitan Magazine raise awareness of this cause earlier in the year when they launched a Cosmo Commits campaign called ‘Closing the 5k pay gap‘. In Australia, male university graduates, on average, earn $5000 more a year than female university graduates for doing the same job.
Comedian, Sarah Silverman thinks she has found a solution. She’s getting a sex change.
In the satirical video, she is raising awareness of the gender pay-gap and has teamed up with the National Woman’s Law Centre to launch the Equal Payback Project. Through this campaign, she hopes to use crowd funding to raise the over 29 TRILLION dollars owed to American women so she can pay back each and every one of them.
Realistically, if she doesn’t reach that goal, the money will be donated to the National Women’s Law Center, who fight to get women the money they deserve. So a win-win either way.
Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments!