Dailies | ‘Mad Men’ Star Christina Hendricks Won’t Work Like a Modern Woman Until She Gets Paid Like a Modern Man (Video)

The actress partnered with Funny or Die to stress the wage gap between men and woman in the work place

“Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks won’t work like a modern woman if she’s still getting paid like a woman living in the 1960s.

The actress, who plays office manager Joan Harris on the critically-acclaimed AMC drama, gets educated on computers and smoking policies by new colleagues when she takes a job in Funny or Die’s “Modern Office.” The point of the sketch (above), however, isn’t Hendricks’ dated knowledge of the work place around her — it’s how dated employers’ pay scales are.

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“In the U.S., women make 23 percent less than their male counterparts,” Hendricks says while schooling a female co-worker. “Did you know that almost 70 percent of the minimum wage workforce is female, but only 15 percent of our Fortune 500 CEOs are?”

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The video premiered a day before the Obama administration’s proposal for new regulations requiring federal contractors to disclose pay data by sex, race and other categories goes public on Friday for a 90-day comment period.