The Bizzaro cultural wasteland that breeds sjw’s and injects them into our society never ceases to amaze me, it’s not so much that the sjw’s exist, that’s actually a simple function of having a society of people living in the most wealthy, comfortable time in history (at least in the west) dealing with an increasingly significant amount of never before encountered economic hardships… this is the time of class envy and the hatred of the 1% for both valid and ridiculous reasons. My shock comes at the creative ways this chip on the shoulder, woe is me attitude manifests itself… case in point an app call Equipay and this article titled This App Splits Your Dinner Bill According to Your Race and Gender … the article states:
We all know that moment of dread. You’re out with eight friends for a relatively nice dinner. Your vegan roommate has been sulking over a side salad the whole time, while the good-time Charlie of the group is on her fourth glass of wine. Then there are the people who order $24 worth of appetizers and try to make their escape after “throwing a 20 on it,” without even an iota of consideration for the concepts of taxes and tipping. This is hell.
Splitting evenly would totally fuck over the self-sustained picky eaters, but itemizing would take forever and likely result in enough bad math to make finalizing the total a nightmare. Plus, everyone has that one baller friend who blithely throws down their titanium Black Card, while the lesser-employed members of the group grimace and count their singles.
So what’s a group of diners to do, in the spirit of fairness?
Oh I don’t know, split the bill? have the waiter or waitress give everyone an individual check so they, y’know, pay for what they they actually consumed? You guys all know how much I can’t stand conservative alt-right cultists but damn-it, these SJW types…must everything be some exercise in commie-think wealth redistribution with these people? tell the asshole friend of yours to pay for the $24 in appetizers and be done with it already sheesh.
That’s where Equipay comes into play.
Developed by San Francisco comedian Luna Malbroux, Equipay is an app that takes the guesswork out of bill-splitting by factoring in the invisible: the pay inequalities experienced by women and people of color. After all, if a black woman only makes 64 cents for the dollar made by a white man for the same work, isn’t there something just a little problematic about them both forking over the same $34 for this Mexican food?
For this year’s Comedy Hack Day in San Francisco, Malbroux conceived of an app that would not only benefit tech-savvy brunchers but also address the issue of unequal pay for equal work. Does the topic push some buttons? Sure. So why not add some real buttons—the touchscreen kind—and address the issue via smartphone? CHD brings together comedians with developers and designers to produce real, usable products that are as funny—if not in a tongue-in-cheek sense—as they are useful.
Equipay, which was awarded the grand prize in the competition, utilizes actual US Department of Labor data to assign individual dinner costs based on the typical wages earned for different ethnic groups and genders. “Affirmative fractions” are implemented to achieve this particular interpretation of fairness.
As an example, Malbroux described a $350 dinner bill between six friends in San Francisco. If a white man was joined by a black woman and an Asian man, the white man would pay $75, but his Asian friend would pay $89, since Asian men who work in the tech industry statistically make 22 percent more than their white male counterparts. Their black female friend, on the other hand, owes only $51, since her demographic is so ruefully underpaid on a systematic level. Thanks, Equipay!
Malbroux is a stand-up comedian and diversity educator whose other projects include Live Sex SF, an interactive comedy talk show touching upon (pun intended) issues of sexuality. The objective of Comedy Hack Day, according to Cultivated Wit, the organization that created it, is to prove that “humor combined with slick design and a creative use of technology can make complicated ideas more understandable and products more fun.”
“Malbroux is a stand-up comedian“
“A Diversity educator”
Bwahahahahaha! is she also blue and red? is she up and down simultaneously? We all know that feminists comedians such as Luna cannot be funny no matter how hard they try, I’ve explained why in detail here, in short, the best comedy comes from hardship and a healthy respect for reality, neither of which an sjw feminist who would make an app that charges extra based on race or gender possesses, seeing as how I’m not white, a part of me wants to invite a bunch of white male feminists to dinner, order steak and lobster for myself while they chow down on their rabbit food and when the check comes just bust out my Equipay app on my phone, gesture toward my own complexion, leave a $0.25 on the table and take my leave, but then again I’d probably feel too pathetic downloading the app in the first place. Adults, regardless of skin color/gender pay their OWN way, how is this something these people didn’t learn in early adolescence, or even childhood?
Malbroux tells Care2 that although the app was created to add humor to a sometimes sensitive topic, it’s also functional and practical as a social justice tool, and will hopefully encourage discussion about these issues and how tech can interplay with them. The team hopes to offer it to the public within the next couple of months.
“We had not only different ethnicities in the group, but different skill sets. So I think that’s what made it so great and so funny, is because we had so many different and diverse people working on it, and I think that’s a prime example of why we need more diversity in tech,” Malbroux told Care2.
“It’s reparations—one meal at a time.”
Good lord…pardon me while I go vomit.