Sarah Silverman is standing up against wage inequality by asking for more.
Silverman teamed up with Levo League in a new video for Levo”s #Ask4More campaign.
It seems Silverman was affected by this for far too long, and she doesn”t think any woman should sit back and accept less if she is working the same job as a man.
Silverman did state that, of course, there are different factors that influence pay, including experience and output. However, if the work is equal, the pay should be too.
“If you work a job and a man is working the same job, you should be getting paid the same,” she said. “I don”t think anyone”s asking for more than what”s fair.”
Sarah Silverman Doesn”t Think The Wage Gap Is Funny Either
But women tend to wait for perfection before asking for more.
Silverman goes on and shares with us an interesting basketball metaphor:
“You can”t take a shot and miss and feel like it means you”ve missed a hundred shots and that you”re burdening your team,” Silverman said. “The guys shoot and miss all the time, most of the time. And they get better.”
A recent report showed that in a few parts of the U.S. women won”t see equal pay until 2100.
This are not changing quickly enough.
“I think as women, as a whole, if we can understand what we deserve… we [can understand that] we deserve quality lives, ” she tell us. “Go ahead, ask for more.”
Thank you, Sarah. We”re on it.