LIFE IS LIKE A BAD BOARD GAME:
$500K BONUS FOR BEING BORN A BOY
You know the sad old statistic: Working women earn 78 cents to every man’s dollar. But here’s a fresh look: when you add up how much of a financial whollup this causes women to take over a lifetime, the figure becomes astounding: If a working woman were given equal pay for equal work, she would earn about $500,000 more in her lifetime. How infuriating (not to mention wildly uncalled for) is that?
Thank you, Sarah Silverman and the National Women’s Law Center (a non profit that fights for equal pay) for creating the Equal Payback Project and for keeping this equal rights issue alive–in the smartest, funniest, and hopefully, most impactful of ways.