I will usually introduce a video, but this time I am just going to say …. please watch it! It was produced in Norway … has so far received well over 27 million views … lasts just over 2 minutes … features children … enjoy!
This video makes a very obvious statement about pay inequality, but what is it really saying?
Any discussion I hear on this topic is usually negatively focused on the employer being unfair, and the inference is always that a woman’s pay rate should be brought up to equal a man’s rate. This video does not support that view because the boys are giving the girls some of their reward to make things equal. Note that the adults did not top up the girls reward.
It is so easy to acknowledge the unfairness of unequal pay, and expect the employer to correct the situation (it’s always easier to expect somebody else to resolve an issue)… but perhaps we should also take some ownership of the problem, and then become at least part of the solution?
This poses an interesting question to all the men: Would you be prepared to take a cut in salary, if the women’s salary is increased proportionately so that equality is achieved?
It’s a very interesting video!