Have you ever been out to dinner with friends and thought to yourself, "Wow, I really wish this waiter was more sensitive to the pay gap issue in America when he split this bill among my friends and I"?
If so, then your prayers are about to be answered.
Enter Equalpay, an app on the way that will help you split up the dinner bill with adjustments made for race and gender income inequalities -- aka, the bill will be divided truly equally.
The app is essentially a satirical commentary about income gaps in the U.S. For instance, when dividing up a check, the app knows that women should only pay 78 cents for every $1 men pay of the bill.
Although the app started as a joke for Cultivated Wit's Comedy Hack Day, the comedians behind it say they do plan to release an app along with a commercial.
Although the idea seems a little extreme (you're enjoying dinner with friends in this imagined scenario, not attempting to force them to pay reparations for how badly society has failed women and minorities), there is one feature of the app that might prove particularly useful: If a person disagrees with their share of the bill, they can select "protest" on the app -- at which point it will provide them with hard statistics about wage inequality.
As Equipay creator and comedian Luna Malbroux says of her invention, "reparations one meal at a time."
More facts and figures on the gender pay gap:
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