In honor of Equal Pay Day coming up on April 14, Levo League, a career community for women, has started a wage equality campaign called #Ask4More. They already have some pretty impressive women rallying for them.
Sarah Silverman joined the cause to speak uncharacteristically seriously about her experiences with wage inequality and her internal battles with sexism.
“If you work a job and a man is working the same job, you should be getting paid the same," Silverman told Levo. "I don't think anyone's asking for more than what's fair."
Sarah, who is no stranger to campaigning for women's rights, went on to say, "If I tweet about anything women's rights related ... it gets the most violent, hateful tweets back. ... Of course, it comes from fear."
"I think as women, as a whole, if we can understand what we deserve… we [can understand that] we deserve quality lives," Silverman told Levo. "Go ahead, ask for more."
Levo's campaign intends to educate women about wage inequality and the lack of women asking for higher pay from their employers.
On average, women in America are paid 78 cents to a dollar a man earns. Black women earn 64% of a man's dollar and Latina women earn 54%.
These percentages can vary greatly depending on industry, education, and experience, but the lowest gender pay gap in even the most equal situations (equal in age, education, and family responsibilities) is still 7%, according to the American Association of University Women.
The gender wage gap is not predicted to close until 2095.