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Super Woman Money Program - Fringe World

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by Ella Crisp (subscribe)
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When comedian and clown Elizabeth Davie received a condescending email from her Superannuation company, she started to worry about what on earth she would do about her super. The company's tips to re-use tea bags and avoid divorcing a (rich?) husband were definitely not the solutions Elizabeth was interested in to boost her financial future.

As well as getting mad, Elizabeth got a little bit even.

She wrote a (now award-winning) comedy show.

Super Woman Money Program raises so many important questions and ideas of why women's finances, especially after they get married and have children, are so different from men's.

Not only do you get a financial education so the audience is full of super experts but she adds so much of her comedic flair that it's hard not to instantly want to join clown school.

Oh wait, maybe that was just me.

While we learn about how expensive it is to be a woman it's important to soak up the message contained in the story Elizabeth tells us originally written by columnist Jane Gimore called The Cost of Womanhood - the story based on terrifying Australian statistics and the gender pay gap.

Every year at Fringe World there's something to learn. As a nearly 16-year-old student enjoying a private school education, you have to wonder why I've learned the most about superannuation at a comedy show at Fringe World. It is such an important aspect that will impact the way I live and is already significant to my age group as many of us are just starting to enter the part-time workforce. And yet, this is the first time I've sat down and learned anything about super, the pay gap, or the cost of my gender in a group of people.

Thank goodness we have Elizabeth Davie and her massive clown school debt.

If you are a woman, the parent of a woman, or even know a woman - I urge you to combine your laughter with your learning and see this show. Super Woman Money Program is on right now after winning Best Comedy at Fringe World 2018 in the Pleasure Garden.

It's not only hilariously educational but it has sock puppets and off-key singing and ridiculously funny impersonations and will scare you enough to go home and do something. About your Super.
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Why? Laugh and learn about women, super, and the gender pay gap
When: On now! Until the 25th January
Where: Fringe World Perth, Russell Square, James St, Northbridge, WA, 6003
Cost: From $19
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