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Complicated NSFW Sasha Grey PSA For Economic Gender Equality In Belgium?

By Gabe Delahaye / March 9, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Even in the year 2012, women continue on average to make substantially less than men in the workplace for doing the same jobs, and unsurprisingly this is a global phenomenon. So, a group in Belgium decided to combat this by creating Equal Pay Day to “close the wage gap.” Sure! Good! In order to get the word out, they created a PSA. Makes sense. But also it is in English, it is NSFW, and it is a heavily stylized, kind of arty short film in which Sasha Grey talks about her life in pornography. Uhhhh. No, I mean, I don’t know! It ends with a tagline that reads “porn is about the only way for women to make more than men,” which is just vague and qualified enough to be basically “FACT” without opening up any counter-arguments, and if that’s a “true” that is a depressing statistic, although it’s not a statistic so much as a tonal illustration. Then again, I’m not entirely sure who this PSA is geared towards. English speaking Belgians with libertine attitudes towards sexuality and a detailed knowledge of American porn stars who want to make the world a better place and have the means to do so without giving up their appreciation for aesthetically beautiful imagery? Nailed it. Those guys are in tha bag.

You can watch the PSA here:

Congratulations to all of us on solving another one of the world’s big problems! You’re welcome, ladies. (Via IHeartChaos.)