Many conservatives view Amy Schumer as an inappropriate woman who uses fame to promote her extremely liberal views on life. She uses raunchy humor to entertain and get a point across. I completely understand why a conservative might not be Schumer’s biggest fan, it’s just not in their nature to see things the way she does. However, I am not one of those conservatives. I am a liberal woman and agree with what she stands for. I recently came across Schumer’s book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, which is a hilarious autobiography with short stories from her life. Let’s just say, I read the entire book in one day.
Although the book is filled with A LOT of raunchy humor, Schumer also discusses other topics. Anything from difficult events from her past, her current struggles, and serious issues that should be talked about everywhere today. Schumer does not hold back or sugarcoat, she is a no bullshit type of woman. She is strong, confident, and has no shame in what she did or does. She strongly encourages others to not feel ashamed as well.
Today, in 2017, women are STILL being targeted for many different things – slut shaming, fat shaming, inequality, rights, etc. With Trump‘s shocking election victory, he currently sits as the US president and constantly works to make these issues worse for women. Schumer emphasizes the fact that it is up to us, the women, to stand up for ourselves and stop him from belittling us.
Schumer doesn’t only talk the talk, but she walks the walk – literally. Schumer attended the 2017 Women’s March on January 21st, the day after Trump’s inauguration, and spoke about her beliefs and values in the hope of inspiring more women from all over the world to do the same.
In her book, Schumer talks a lot about fat-shaming. She notes that many people have told her that she is fat-shammed very, very often. However, the comments never phase her. She is comfortable in her own body and owns it. She said, “after reading a mean Twitter comment, and say, ‘All right! You got it. You figured me out. I’m not pretty. I’m not thin. I do not deserve to use my voice…All my self-worth is based on what you can see.’ But then I think, Fuck that.”
Schumer did a semi-nude photo shoot to embrace her imperfections and inspire others to embrace theirs as well. This photo reflects her in a vulnerable position, yet she seems to look very comfortable, which reflects her strength.
Schumer also once used her comedy show, Inside Amy Schumer, to encourage young women to feel comfortable not wearing makeup. She and a fake boy band created a music video to a spoofed song called “Girl, You Don’t Need Makeup”.
Schumer is a strong believer of natural beauty and voices her opinion in creative ways. Women are often pressured to look their best to impress a love-interest, however, Schumer wants women to start believing that they do not need to try that hard, rather just be themselves. If people do not like you for who you are, then they are not worth it.
As a liberal woman, I just want to thank Amy Schumer for being the badass that she is.