Kristen Bell mocks gender pay gap, women come to comment with their own experiences, men come to whine
There’s nothing funny about the gender pay gap in this country: we just have to laugh to keep from crying. And Kristen Bell is helping us with that today, in a new video for Huffington Post’s new series, Celebs Have Issues.
Bell advertises “Pinksourcing” – a firm that gets your company all the cheap labor you need: women!
“Is your company looking to maximize their output while cutting back on costs? Why outsource your production to far away countries like India, China, and Narnia when we have the cheapest and best workforce right here in the good ‘ol U S of A?”
“That’s right, with Pinksourcing, women are a bargain at the workplace since you only have to pay them 77 cents on the dollar.”
Ouch. Like we said, we laugh to keep from crying.
It’s hard to tell if the best part about the video is the video itself, the women flocking to the comment section to tell their own stories, or the men trying to say a gender pay gap doesn’t exist.
Unfortunately, all of us who are certain we’re being paid less are wrong. Sorry ladies. Dudes of the Internet™ have arrived to mansplain the wage gap.
Thanks for clearing that all up for us, guys. Must be nice to live in a world where you never have to think critically, ever.
“By comparing differences in annual earnings between men and women, we find that there is about a 23 cent difference per dollar according to the Census Bureau,” The National Organization for Women reports. “Women of color, in fact, suffer from an even larger wage gap. If you look at weekly earnings for women, that figure is a little smaller, around an 18 cent difference.”
“In 1963, when the Equal Pay Act was passed, women only made 59 cents on the dollar. That figure rose to 77 cents by 2004 and has increased by less than half a penny every year since.”
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