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Cecily Strong speaks up for women at annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Cecily Strong became the fourth female comedian to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night, where she roasted the president, Buzzfeed, and last year’s host, Joel McHale. But while she was cracking jokes, the SNL actor also brought up solid points about women’s issues. She started off her speech by quipping, “Feels right to have a woman follow President Obama, doesn’t it?” And while she was easing into her monologue, she gave a pointed warning: “Since I’m only a comedian, I’m not going to try to tell you politicians how to do politics or whatever. That’s not my job. That’d be like you guys telling me what to do with my body. Can you even imagine?” Other lines included jabs at Hobby Lobby, Joe Biden’s tendency to massage women, and the media’s coverage of Hillary’s appearance, which won the largest applause in a room jam-packed with journalists.

Read the full story at The Washington Post.

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