Kristen Schaal's Daily Show Segment About Equal Pay Is Epic

We're almost four months into 2015, so now feels like a great time to do a check-in and see how we're doing with that whole gender pay gap. You know, the fact that — according to the Census Bureau — women still only make 78 cents for every dollar men do. Any chance that could be changing anytime soon? Cause that'd be really, really great. 

Nope. A new study conducted by the Institute for Women's Policy Research found that American women won't see equal pay until 2058. That's 43 years from now! WTF, America? 

Kristen Schaal feels our pain. She went on a poignantly funny rant about it on last night's Daily Show and brought up the fact that Kennedy passed an equal pay law in 1963. Jon Stewart also asks about the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. "That just made it easier to sue the jerks violating the 1963 law," Schaal rebuffs. 

She goes on to list a few things that will happen before the wage gap closes. A flying car will supposedly go on sale in 2017. NASA wants to put people on Mars by 2030. One scientist claims that 10 years from now, he'll be able to replicate an entire human heart with a 3D printer. 

"At this point, we'd be better off printing a 3D penis, slapping it on the bank counter, and saying, 'Hey, society, fuck you! Pay me,'" Schaal concludes. Preach. 

Advertisement