Kristen Bell satirises gender pay gap in short film
Los Angeles, Sep 15 (IANS) Kristen Bell has a new business strategy for big businesses looking to maximise their output while cutting cost. The actress has come up with a short film titled “Pinksourcing” that satirises the wage gap between men and women in the US.
“Why outsource all of your production to far away countries like India, China and Narnia when we have the cheapest and the best work force right here in the good old US of A, women,” Bell says in the short film, reports variety.com.
“You don’t have to pay women overtime, they’ll never ask for a raise and they don’t complain about their working conditions,” Bell jokes as the camera pans to a woman working on the floor wearing a head light.
Bell later poked fun at the gender pay gap in the US and pointed out that women are the cheapest labour and “are the only ones that’ll bring baked goods into the office”.
She also mentioned that there is no reason for women to be upset for making $30,000 less than men because the bathrooms are stocked with free tampons.
Bell is only the latest to put her voice into the gender pay gap debate. Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock, Patricia Arquette and Kerry Washington have also spoken out about the inequalities.
Produced by the Huffington Post, “Pinksourcing” is the first episode in a series called “Celebs Have Issues”.