Sarah Silverman doesn’t find the gender pay gap funny. After doing a comedic set in the same show for the same amount of time as a fellow male comedian, he was paid six times more than her for the same job.
“I’m all for women having to work harder to prove themselves at this juncture, if that’s how it is in the world,” she says, “But if you work a job, and a man is working that same job, you should be getting paid the same.”
“It’s [women’s rights topics], that gets the most violent hate-tweets back… [It’s] so odd. [It’s] just bizarre. It creates such a rage in certain people, and of course that comes from fear.”
As highlighted in the article from Pedestrian TV, Australia’s current gender wage gap is at a 20-year high of 18.6%. Very disappointing Australia.