Sarah Silverman in Equal Payback Project video
Equal Payback Project
By Eliana Dockterman
October 8, 2014

Sarah Silverman wants to fix the wage gap and pay back every woman for the money she has lost simply because of the genitalia she happens to have. But until that happens, she figures it’s easier to just get a penis.

In a new ad for the Equal Payback Project, Silverman says women are paid only 78 cents to ever dollar a man earns. She has set the impossible goal of raising $30 trillion to make up that gap. The money she and the Equal Payback Project do raise on Tilt, a crowd-funding platform, will go to the nonprofit the National Women’s Law Center to fight for equal pay legislation. See the ad below.

The ad comes shortly before the midterm elections, in which Democrats have sought to make pay equity a key issue.

Write to Eliana Dockterman at eliana.dockterman@time.com.

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