Sarah Silverman Made A Video About Feminism, Breaks The Internet

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Reason #1234567 why we love her.

Even though this is 2014 and we're supposed to be light years away from the Stone Age, the movement for equal rights is pretty lacking. For starters, it's no secret that in spite of all of the countless attempts to bridge the gender gap when it comes to things like getting equal pay and having basic human rights, women are still forced to face inequality in almost everything they do.

It's almost as if having a specific body part should determine how much more respect you're given—and that's just sad. I shouldn't even have to say this but the fact that on average, women only get about 78 cents to a man's dollar is just not acceptable at all. So even if we're more than qualified for the job, we don't deserve to get the pay for it?

Survey says that is total B.S.

Tired of this major disconnect and the constant lack of respect, writer, comedian and "vagina owner" Sarah Silverman decided to do something about it. As part of the Equal Payback Project, a non-profit organization that fights for equal pay for women, Silverman tackled the insanity of the wage gap in her always charming way. Her solution?

Become a man. Here's the full video below (Warning: NSFW):

This just gave a whole new meaning to the adage "Desperate times come for desperate measures". It's crazy to think that women really are being given a "$500,000 vagina tax" and that someone would even need to campaign to raise over $29 trillion for the sake of gender equality (something that we should already have).

With stats like that, what's more disconcerting and just plain ridiculous is the fact that we still need to have a conversation about WHY feminism should exist in the first place! I didn't think it was possible but hearing her tell the surgeon that "It's going to take a lot of balls to tell women that the wage gap is fair," made me love her even more. Honestly, if this doesn't serve as a hint for why we should all (that includes you too, men) be fighting for women's rights in the workplace, then I don't know what will.

Plus, Sarah Silverman is just brilliant, period.


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