Cecily Strong wants all women to know who they’re up against in the fight for equal pay. Apparently, it’s men like Colin Jost.
During Friday night’s “/www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/standforrights-to-support-the-aclu_us_58de6c20e4b08194e3b94c80"}}" data-beacon-parsed="true">Stand for Rights: A Benefit for the ACLU,” Strong riffed on the gender pay gap, which isn’t really funny if you think about it.
“Women still make just 78 cents for every dollar earned by men,” the “Saturday Night Live” star reminded the audience, looking at Jost and adding, “For example, this man.”
“If current trends continue, women will not see equal pay for another 117 years,” Strong continued. “And by that point, currency will probably be something called Tinder bucks.”
Strong helped out during Friday’s telethon by chatting with people online in an effort to get them to donate to the American Civil Liberties Union. During her segment with Jost, she pointed out just how vulnerable women are in the workforce.
“Women are legally protected from discrimination in the work place when they get pregnant. That’s simple, right?” she said. “Unfortunately, pregnancy can still put a women’s job at risk.”
She then introduced a short documentary about a pregnant delivery driver who was forced to take unpaid leave after her doctor advised her not to lift heavy items ― a requirement for her job.
“So men, give all you can,” Strong told viewers. “Women, give 78 percent of that.”
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