Here is actress Stacey Dash’s advice to women trying to bridge the pay gap: work harder.
It is a message that fell on Meredith Viera.
The two were chatting on The Meredith Viera Show on Wednesday when Dash said she saw gender inequality as an “excuse”. It’s a conversation that ended just a day after comedian Amy Schumer aired her own exciting sketch on the subject.
“It’s the same with race, it’s an excuse,” said Dash, who also works on Fox News. “Stop making excuses. When opportunities arise, take them and be prepared and be the best when you need to. If you have to be exceptional, be exceptional.”
Viera reminded Dash that women make 78 cents for every dollar a man makes.
“No, I know the numbers are correct, but I have a feeling that your daughter can make as much money as she wants in her life, just like you. I mean look at you, “said Dash. “The success that you have.
“I’m successful, but it took me a long time,” replied Viera. “A lot of people need a lot of time. For many years I wasn’t paid the same as the boys.”
Dash said: “I think I will not put my fate in anything other than my own actions and fate in my own hands. I will not be a victim.”
“I’m not saying that I’m a victim,” said Viera. “I’m mad. I don’t want to be a victim.”
“And that’s the thing, if you want to be pissed off, be pissed off and work harder for it,” Dash said. “I don’t think we’re going to complain about it – there is a law that gives us equal pay.”
“But we don’t,” said Viera. “We don’t. We don’t.”
Watch the exchange here: