Ladies, Let Sarah Silverman Convince You to Get a Sex Change to Fix the Gender Wage Gap


Despite the countless number of politicians, think tanks, feminists, and executive orders out there working to narrow America’s gender wage gap, women still make 78 cents to a man’s dollar. It’s a dismal fact we all know, and one that has persisted for far too long.

Sarah Silverman, “writer, comedian, and vagina owner,” is no longer going to wait for the rest of the country to get on board to fix this inequality. In a new satirical video, she proposes the only rational solution left—get a sex change.

“Every year the average woman loses around $11,000 to the wage gap,” Silverman explains, while waiting patiently to choose the perfect penis for her surgical transformation. “Over the course of the working years of her life, that’s almost 500 grand.”

“That’s a $500,000 vagina tax.”

Ladies, prepare to be convinced below:

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