Kids learn the bitter realities of the gender pay gap

Kids learn the bitter realities of the gender pay gap

Ah, childhood. A blissful time when harsh realities like the gender pay gap are so distant.

But these kids are about to learn a very important lesson.

This video by the Finance Sector of Norway shows four pairs of kids (one girl and one boy in each pair) and asks them to complete a simple task. The kids work together to get the job done and are rewarded with candies—but there’s a catch.

The boy in each pair receives much more than the girl. The kids look confused and when they’re given the explanation as to why the girl has less, they protest.

Once they realize what a dumb standard this is, the kids are happy to divide up their candies—the same reward for the same job.