Split Your Group Dinner Bill Based on Privilege
You'll pay more (or less) for dinner depending on your race and gender
EquiTable is an app that will help you split your dinner bill into equitable (not equal) portions, based on your race and gender. San Francisco based comedian Luna Malbroux presented the concept with her team at the 2016 SF Sketchfest, where it won the Comedy Hack Day Grand Prize.
Here’s how it works: You log in, add in your race and gender (which is on a sliding scale continuum between male and female), and select the friends who will be splitting the bill. EquiTable does the calculations, and divides up the bill proportionally based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The white males in your group will end up paying more than, say, a black or Latina woman. According to Malbroux, it’s factoring in ‘just history.’