A Good Reason to “Mind the Gap”

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A Good Reason to “Mind the Gap”

Illustration: Akshita Monga

 

“S

he did the same work as me, it’s not fair that she should get paid less!” a young boy exclaims, in a viral video from earlier this year. The boy was upset because his partner – a girl – had been given fewer candies than him, even though she contributed equally to the task of sorting the balls in a playroom by colour. The injustice is redressed when the boy takes candy from his disproportionately large reward and shares it with the girl, until they both have an equal number. Everyone goes home happy.

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