Actors cold-read feminism facts off a teleprompter. Watch what happens a few minutes into gig.

A video depicting actors reading facts on feminism off a teleprompter for the first time ever is making the rounds, although the message may put to rest forever the claim that women earn less than men.

In an open casting call for a public service announcement, actors are told they will be reading true facts and that their honest reactions to these facts will be captured. They start with a fact feminists frequently push that women earn 77 cents to every dollar a man makes.

But the script suddenly begins providing sorely missing context to that claim that leave the actors stunned by what they are hearing themselves read.

The script explains this statistic “does not account for differences in occupation, position, education, job tenure or hours worked per week.

It states that when these factors are considered “the wage gap narrows to the point of vanishing.”

The actors also read that the average man spends 14 percent more time at work than a woman, that he is nine times more likely to die at work. They read that men choose higher paid specialties, that four of the five highest-paid college majors feature more men than women, while four of the five lowest paid college majors include more females than males.

Even more shocking, the teleprompter informs them childless women aged 22 to 30 out-earn young childless men by 8 percent, that among workers who’ve never been married and never had children, women earned 117 percent of what mean do.

The video is written and produced by Austen Fletcher, who runs a popular YouTube channel where he’s known to interview protesters to see how much they really know about the things they’re protesting.

Every fact asserted in the video is supported by actual links in the video description on the YouTube page.

Fletcher credits two others on Twitter “for making this happen.”

“Midge” also posted on the video collaboration, stating unequivocally: “Feminism is cancer.”

Fellow collaborator Aidan James also tweeted: “I wonder if people will actually listen this time and finally put the pay-wage gap myth to rest once and for all.

Here’s a quick sampling of reaction to the video from Twitter:

Tom Tillison


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