Unbelievable feats humanity will accomplish before giving women equal pay

Set your calendar reminders and your time-travel clocks, gals!

Let's take a look at the link between technology and women's rights, shall we?

I bet this one still hurts to walk in! Image via "The Daily Show."


We human beings have figured out a way to print stuff — from guns to prosthetic limbs, art, and jewelry, just to name a few. Seriously! We're so smart!

Scientists even predict that within 10 years, they'll be able to 3D-print a functioning human heart.

Whoa. Welcome to the future. Image via Giphy.

But we still haven't figured out equal rights? Is that possible?

As Kristen Schaal explains in the "The Daily Show" clip below, we're not using our genius brains to their full potential. That is, using them to make society more fair.

We still won't have closed the pay gap for women, where a lady earns less than a dude for doing the exact same work, until (and this is an estimate, of course) the year 2058.

Um, that's not gonna work. Image via will3boy.

Yep. That means that we'll have a lot of people walking around with insta-printed hearts but unequal lives.

Super weird.

If we're going to have flying cars in 2017...

GIF via "The Daily Show."

...and put a person on Mars by 2030...

GIF via "The Daily Show."

...we can definitely put our smarty brains together and figure out this whole a-dollar-for-him-is-the-same-as-a-dollar-for-her thing before 2058!

If we can basically develop a vending machine for human organs, we can crack this equality thing.

I totally believe in us.


We. Can. Do. This. (In fewer than 43 years!) Image via Giphy.

So how about we try using our powers for equality so that we don't have a lotta unequal people walking around with printed hearts?

I'll print that!

Comedian and "Daily Show" correspondent Kristen Schaal helps Jon Stewart understand the numbers:

More
Facebook / Mikhail Galin

Putting your pet in cargo during a flight isn't always safe. In 2016, the Department of Transportation reported a total of 26 pet deaths and 22 injuries on flights. Because conditions in cargo can be uncomfortable for animals, the Humane Society recommends taking your pet aboard when you fly, or just leaving it at home.

It's not surprising that one Russian man didn't want to put his overweight cat in cargo during an eight-hour flight from Moscow to Vladivostok. What is surprising is the great lengths he took to fly with his four-legged friend.

Russian airline Aeroflot allows pets to fly inside the plane's cabin, as long as the cat weighs under 17.6 pounds and stays in its carrier during the flight. When Mikhail Galin went to check in, he was told he couldn't fly with his four-year old cat, Viktor. Viktor weighed in at 22 pounds and would have to be relegated to cargo.

But Viktor was sick from their earlier flight from Riga, Latvia to Moscow. And besides, Viktor had been allowed to fly inside the cabin during that flight. The airline staff didn't even bother to make Viktor sit on the scales. Galin was unable to persuade staff to bring his fur baby on board.

"To all attempts to explain that the cat won't survive there on an 8-hour flight with the baggage and would haunt her in her nightmares for the rest of her life, she (the Aeroflot staff member) replied that there are rules," Galin wrote in a Facebook post translated from Russian.

Keep Reading Show less
popular
Photo by Kelvin Octa from Pexels

Newborn babies don't seem to do much beyond eating and pooping and, of course, hiccupping. A lot. Parenting advice on how to cure a baby's hiccups runs the whole gamut. It's recommended parents try everything from nursing to stop feeding the baby so much, from giving the baby gripe water to letting the hiccups play their course. But when your baby hiccups too much, you shouldn't freak out. There's a good reason why.

A new study published in Clinical Neurophysiology found that hiccups play an important role in a baby's development. Researchers from the University College London found 217 babies for their study, but only looked at 13 newborns with persistent hiccups. Ten of those babies hiccupped when they were awake, and three hiccupped during their "wriggly" sleep. We have no idea how the scientists got any work done with all that cuteness lying around.

Keep Reading Show less
popular
via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon / YouTube

Actress Kristen Bell and "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon showed off their vocal and comedic chops on Tuesday night when the performed a medley of 17 Disney songs, spanning nine decades, in just five minutes.

The duo started with 1940's "When You Wish Upon a Star" and ended with 2013's "Let it Go" from "Frozen."

Bell will reprise her role as Anna in Disney's upcoming "Frozen 2."

Keep Reading Show less
popular

Ask almost any woman about a time a man said or did something sexually inappropriate to them, and she'll have a story or four to tell. According to a survey NPR published last year, 81% of women report having experienced sexual harassment, with verbal harassment being the most common. (By contrast, 43% of men report being sexually harassed. Naturally harassment toward anyone of any sex or gender is not okay, but women have been putting up with this ish unchecked for centuries.)

One form of verbal sexual harassment is the all too common sexist or sexual "joke." Ha ha ha, I'm going to say something explicit or demeaning about you and then we can all laugh about how hilarious it is. And I'll probably get away with it because you'll be too embarrassed to say anything, and if you do you'll be accused of being overly sensitive. Ha! Won't that be a hoot?

Keep Reading Show less
popular