‘Amazon Prime for Women’, An Amusingly Topical Parody That Addresses the Gender Pay Gap

Comedian Paul Gale (previously) has created a parody of the Amazon Prime service with “Amazon Prime for Women,” a brief but amusing and highly topical parody that directly addresses the gender pay gap.

For years, Amazon has led the online retail revolution by offering fast delivery of your favorite products at low prices, but we realized that some customers can afford more than others, so we’re introducing a new service that offers 78% of each item for 78% of the price. It’s perfect for the average working woman who earns 78% as much as a man with the exact same job.

Gale has also followed up with data from the American Association of University Women regarding the gender pay gap.

According to the American Association of University Women, White women take home 78% of white men’s earnings, Black women earn 64%, and Hispanic women earn 54%. Though there are a number of factors at play, these drastic differences illustrate that, even with those factors taken into account, a real gap does exist.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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