Batgirl Demands Equal Pay for Women in This 1973 PSA
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In honor of last week’s Women’s Equality Day (the 95th anniversary of women getting the right to vote), take a look at this vintage PSA where the notion of equal pay for equal work is explained by none other than Batgirl.
Batman and Robin may be imprisoned next to a ticking bomb, but Batgirl isn’t going to save them until she gets fair pay. “I’m paid less than Robin!” she declares.
The 1960s live-action television version of Batman starred Yvonne Craig as Batgirl. The actress, who died in mid-August at the age of 78, was a pioneer for female superheroes in Hollywood.
“Same job, same employer means equal pay for men AND women,” Batgirl reminds Batman as the bomb ticks. “It’s no joke; it’s the federal equal pay law.”
“Holy Act of Congress!” Robin exclaims. Too bad women are still getting paid less 42 years later.
[h/t: Today’s Document]