Girls these days don't just want to have fun- they want to be able to afford to at the same rate as guys. Cyndi Lauper's famous 80's hit "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" got a makeover on The Late Late Show With James Corden to reflect the reality that women make less than men for the same work.
The catchy tune and Lauper's bubblegum voice don't shield you from the fact that the updated lyrics are very poignant for not only the 1980's but today as well. Statistically, the wage gap has shrunk since shoulder pads and big hair were popular, but it's a slow growth. In 1963, women made 58 cents to every dollar a man made, whereas in 2013 women's earnings rose to 78 cents per dollar a man made. It's important to note, though, that the 78 cent figure applies mainly to white women, as African American women earn 64 cents and Hispanic women earn 53 cents.
So as the song says, boys, be ready to pay for a date, because women will get the check when we make the same.