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Unbelievable feats humanity will accomplish before giving women equal pay

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

Unbelievable feats humanity will accomplish before giving women equal pay

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:

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Inside the walls of her kitchen at her childhood home in Guatemala, Evelyn Klohr, the founder of a Washington, D.C.-area bakery called Kakeshionista, was taught a lesson that remains central to her business operations today.

"Baking cakes gave me the confidence to believe in my own brand and now I put my heart into giving my customers something they'll enjoy eating," Klohr said.

While driven to launch her own baking business, pursuing a dream in the culinary arts was economically challenging for Klohr. In the United States, culinary schools can open doors to future careers, but the cost of entry can be upwards of $36,000 a year.

Through a friend, Klohr learned about La Cocina VA, a nonprofit dedicated to providing job training and entrepreneurship development services at a training facility in the Washington, D.C-area.

La Cocina VA's, which translates to "the kitchen" in Spanish, offers its Bilingual Culinary Training program to prepare low-and moderate-income individuals from diverse backgrounds to launch careers in the food industry.

That program gave Klohr the ability to fully immerse herself in the baking industry within a professional kitchen facility and receive training in an array of subjects including culinary skills, food safety, career development and English language classes.

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Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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