There's nothing funny about the wage gap.
And yet, Sarah Silverman managed to humorously address the topic while promoting the Equal Payback Project. In the thought provoking, NSFW video, the comedienne, 43, proves she'll stop at nothing to ensure she's paid the same amount as a man—even if she has to undergo gender reassignment surgery to make it happen. "Every year the average woman loses around $11,000 to the wage gap," Silverman explains. "Over the course of her working life, that's almost $500,000. That's a $500,000 vagina tax!"
Before consulting her surgeon (Michaela Watkins), Silverman says, "Women make up almost half the working population, yet we typically earn just 78 cents to every dollar a man makes in almost every profession, like doctors, lawyers, teachers, miners, and even the oldest profession of them all—tailors."
So, what's a woman to do?
Become a man, of course. "I'm becoming a dude. In the grand scheme of things, it's way less expensive than the money I'll lose having a p---y. Plus, I'll finally be able to pee on walls. Er, it will be easier to pee on walls," Silverman says. After examining a variety of penises, she asks Watkins, "Do you have anything more European? I just feel like as a woman, I'm extremely sensitive, and I expect no less from my dick."