Hollywood isn’t the only place with a gender inequality problem.

She may be an SNL champ now, but comedian Cecily Strong had to put up with a lot of bullsh– along her career — and a lot of it had to do with the fact that she was a woman.

At the recent panel “Gender Equality is No Laughing Matter,” Cecily recounted the time she had no choice but to put up with a crazy abusive guy in the theater, or risk losing her job.

“One of the guys was so nasty and really abusive and really mean. He punched a hole in a wall, and got into a fist fight with an old person.”

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She admitted that’s one of the main reasons women in acting often feel they have no voice when it comes to gender disparities.

“Women are afraid to speak out because you get fired, you leave.”



Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.

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