This comedian is being sued by a men's rights group

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Comedian Iliza Shlesinger, was the 2008 winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing with multiple shows on Netflix.

By Claire Wasserman

First and most importantly: HAPPY NEW YEAR! It's been amazing to see women rise up and I can't wait to see what 2018 brings.

However, with progress also comes backlash. An example of this is a recent lawsuit brought again comedian, Iliza Schlesinger, an outspoken and incredibly funny feminist.  She recently hosted a women-only show, a hybrid of stand up and interactive discussion, "aimed at giving women a place to vent in a supportive, fun and inclusive environment."

What is she being sued for? Gender discrimination. The lawsuit has been brought by a plaintiff and a lawyer who have sued over 150 organizations that provide discounts or services exclusively for women.

Men's rights groups have been given us trouble too. YES, they exist.

When I started Ladies Get Paid, I had no idea that bringing women together, without men, and teaching them to stand up for themselves at work could incite such outrage. But the Internet, and groups like this one, have certainly shown me that even in 2018, this is a pretty radical idea. It's been eye-opening, to say the least. I'm so furious, I'm shaking as I write this.

So I need you to remember three things:

1. Speaking up gives you power. No matter how hard or scary it may be, you must advocate for yourself in every way you can. Do it for us, if not yourself.

2. Invest in YOU. Whether it's taking a class or taking a break, you are the most important person in your life and bettering yourself will better others.

3. Continue to support LGP and groups like ours. We're debuting a membership program soon that we think will provide a ton of value to you and allow us to grow our organization. Membership enrollment will only be open for a few weeks, so sign up here if you want to be notified first when it launches.

Now go get paid.

x Claire


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Claire Wasserman