Sarah Silverman's $29 Trillion Campaign for Equal Pay

October 8, 2014 8:30 PM

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Are you a woman? Congratulations! Sarah Silverman wants to give you $435,000. That’s roughly the amount of money that you’re expected to lose, on average, over the course of your working career solely because you’re, as Silverman so gently puts it, ”a vagina owner.” Silverman and New York advertising firm Droga5 have teamed up to close the estimated 78-cent gender pay gap (as determined by a 2013 U.S. Census Bureau study) by just writing checks to the 69 million working women to cover their loss. And she only needs $29,811,746,430,000 to do it!

The Equal Payback Project campaign launched Oct. 8 with a four-minute video in which Silverman glosses over gender pay gap basics and then tries to get a doctor to turn her into a dude so she won’t lose any more money. Then she asks for donations so she can turn around and give them to every woman ...

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