Sarah Silverman Knows How To Beat The Gender Pay Gap: Get A Sex Change (VIDEO)

Sarah Silverman announced, as part of an ad campaign, that she was going to undergo a sex change because it was cheaper than the money she'd lose because of the wage gap.
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October 8, 2014 10:44 a.m.

Sarah Silverman has found a surefire way to overcome the gender pay gap: by “becoming a dude.”

The comedian unveiled a pretty NSFW video Wednesday on her YouTube channel that portrayed her preparing to get a sex change. It was released to highlight the nearly $30 trillion dollars women in the workplace will lose over their combined lives and to raise money for the National Women’s Law Center.

Throughout the video, Silverman explained the implications of the wage gap while she sat in a hospital gown and decided on which prosthetic penis to get.

“Every year the average woman loses around $11,000 to the wage gap,” Silverman said. “Over the course of the working years of her life that’s almost 500 grand. That’s a $500,000 vagina tax!”

So rather than putting up with that, Silverman decided to make a medical change.

“In the grand scheme of things,” she said, “it’s way less expensive.”

After choosing her prosthetic, Silverman explained that if the NWLC raises the nearly $30 trillion women will lose during their careers “every woman in America will get a check for the amount they’re owed.” But seeing as that level of fundraising is unlikely, she said, the money will go to the NWLC to help in its fight against the wage gap.

Before the doctor dragged the curtain to signal the beginning of the operation, Silverman had a final request.

“Hey, could you give me two really big balls?” Silverman asked. “Or make it three. It’s gonna take a lot of balls to tell women that the wage gap is fair.”

Watch the video below:

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