Sasheer Zamata Named ACLU’S Ambassador for Women’s Rights (and Shows Why She Is the Feminist Voice We Need) Scott

Everyone’s favorite Saturday Night Live comedienne Sasheer Zamata is taking a stand, and we couldn’t be more excited.

The American Civil Liberties Union has named the funnywoman as its newest Celebrity Ambassador for the Women’s Right Project, where she is working to raise awareness of the biases that women and women of color face on a daily basis.

“Some of us have more [privilege] than others, and through no fault of our own,” she writes in a letter on the ACLU’s website. “It’s a silent benefactor that helps us even when we don’t know it, making structural discrimination difficult to see. And it disproportionately affects women.”

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Pointing out that there is a constant attack on women’s pay rates, health care and educational opportunities, Zamata urges everyone to take a stand and do something about the issue.

Check out the video above for a thought-provoking laugh, and leave a comment telling us how you’re helping the cause. 

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