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A Video That Explains in LayMEN’s Terms the Issue of Equal Pay for Women

Demand equal pay

Yep, it’s that maddening

You’ve probably heard it said before that if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.

Equal pay for women is another one of those issues that, if you’re a woman, can keep you up a night. Not just because we often make less money for doing the same work (but that, too). But because more people aren’t outraged by it.

What keeps me up is not so much that I might be getting paid less than a man doing the same work, but that my daughters might face the same fate in another 20 years. There seems to be that little movement towards making a difference. It’s hard to feel good about raising empowered girls and unleashing them into a world knowing they’re starting at a disadvantage solely because of their gender.

An organization in New Zealand, a country where women are paid 10 percent less than men for doing the same work, called Demand Equal Pay has come up with a brilliant way to solve the problem of (in)equal pay for women, and for men to feel the sting of it, too. Because when men start to feel it, something might actually happen — for the better.

It’s a :45 solution, or at least the problem is summed up that quickly. Take a look:

Photo/video credit: YouTube

Source: Upworthy

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