John Oliver On The Pay Gap

I caught a few minutes of John Oliver’s show on HBO the other night in my hotel room in Houston. He took on the gender pay gap and why it actually matters. Plus, he was pretty funny. Here’s a minute long clip:

That’s from the beginning of the segment. Watch the whole thing here (it’s about 7 minutes long). He reacts to the following arguments:

Women are paid less because they make different choices.

Women are paid less because they choose to enter lower paying careers.

The disparity is so minimal that the pay gap is “virtually” nonexistent.    

 If you buy into that last one – check out this video of some capuchin monkeys reacting virtually equal compensation:

 Well done, John.

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