Actress Kristen Bell has a solution for North American companies looking to save money: Hire women.
“Why outsource all of your production to faraway countries like India, China and Narnia when we have the cheapest and best workforce right here in the good old U.S. of A: Women,” Bell says in a new spoof video that targets inequality in the workplace.
She introduces “Pinksourcing,” a faux business that provides businesses with female staff — who are a “bargain,” since you only have to pay them 77 cents on the dollar (or less if they’re a woman of colour, the clip deftly shows). Other bonuses: women never ask for overtime, or complain about working conditions. They’re also “the only ones who bring baked goods into the office. And … they smell nice.”
The parody, the first in a Huffington Post web series called Celebs Have Issues, signs off with a brilliant tagline that should make companies think twice about how they treat their female employees: “Pretty, cheap labour.”