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Comedians stand up for gender equality

2 min
Maya Rudolph, Margaret Cho, Ilana Glazer, Natasha Rothwell, Sarah Silverman
Waiting 208 years for gender equality may sound comically absurd—but it's no joke. Who better to make that point than a group of comedians?

We invited a few of our favorite comics—from Maya Rudolph to Ilana Glazer and more—to share their personal stories and help explain some of the barriers that hold women back. Watch them riff on women's health, unpaid labor, and the gender gaps in tech, leadership, and elected office.

Equality can’t wait—and we can’t wait to act, either. Make a commitment to stand up for equality in your home, workplace, and community.