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Is Amy Schumer The New Face Of Feminism?

Amy Schumer has people talking about her often controversial pro-woman skits. Do you think the comedienne is the new face of feminism?

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Is Amy Schumer The New Face Of Feminism?  

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last 24 hours | theguardian
Amy Schumer's GQ cover is a disappointment for feminist fans | Culture | The ... - The Guardian

"...So to see a cover where the GQ staff literally took a woman who speaks for a living and shoved a penis-stand-in into her mouth is distressing. One Amy fan and friend of mine opined that the cover broke her heart . And the cover isn't the worst of it. One of the pictures in Schumer's spread shows her fellating a lightsaber.It's clear the shoot was meant to come across as funny and in good fun. It's entirely possible that Schumer loved the cover and theme for the photoshoot. If so, I'd feel a bit better but would still think it's terrible. But it's also possible that she didn't love the direction of the shoot. Schumer is making the rounds promoting her new movie, Trainwreck so drumming up publicity is part of the gig. And as powerful as Schumer has become in the last year, it's silly to think she could just walk away from a magazine cover in the middle of an epic publicity tour. (Or that she could criticize a cover after the fact.)..." see full article


884 days ago | newstatesman
Why everyone is talking about Amy Schumer - New Statesman
"...By combining bitingly hilarious cultural criticism and parody with a slutty, feckless, and amoral stand up persona, Schumer has hit on a winning formula. Though ostensibly contradictory, the many factors that come into play in her comedy are also what takes it to the next level. I'd go as far to say that it's perhaps some of the most sophisticated comedy writing on our screens right now. Schumer's feminism is unapologetic, her skewering of the daily injustices that women face (and their complicity in them) is merciless. And yet crucially she is never, ever worthy. She challenges society's perceptions of womanhood in ways that manage to be simultaneously revolutionary, hilarious and utterly filthy. In doing so she has changed the landscape of comedy forever...." see full article


921 days ago | cosmopolitan
Amy Schumer's Brand of Feminism Answers to No One — Stay On or Get Off - Cosmopolitan.com (blog)
"...Schumer is not the first to combine humor and feminism (see, for example, Amy Poehler). She's not the first to create buzz around a TV show through viral hits (see Jimmy Fallon). And she's not the first to call out haters on Twitter by expressing her confidence about herself (see Gabourey Sidibe). But she's managed to deftly combine all three in a way that's gotten the attention of millions...." see full article


922 days ago | thedailybeast
Amy Schumer's Brotastic Feminism - Daily Beast

"...Schumer has always played with the fact that as a female comedian she's bound to be objectified it's a part of her punch lines as much as it is a part of her success. In a 2012 interview with Howard Stern, she admitted that she wore a sexy dress and heels to do a comedy special because she figured it would convince people to watch her: People see a female comedian, and they're just like, Yawn, what else is on?' But they see a chick that's kind of interesting to look at and you see some skin, and at least you'll stay tuned and listen to what she has to say. want (unless she's playing a character), yet Schumer comes about as close to this male fantasy as is possible when you don't look like, say, Kate Upton. She is crass, she is sexual (and proud of it), and she often talks about hanging out after hours in comedy clubs with the guys, cracking jokes and taking shots. She is, in other words, a lot like a man with the added benefit that she's a woman...." see full article


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923 days ago | vulture
Amy Schumer and Tina Fey Made Out for Feminism - Vulture
"...Amy Schumer has been doing the impossible on a regular basis. She has a female-centric, overtly feminist comedy show on Comedy Central, a network that for years was the total equivalent of a 12-year-old boy's sock drawer. Even its most enlightened programs are enlightened sausage factories.She has successfully made rape jokes. Many people can tell you that you can never, ever tell a joke about rape, but of course, it's all about context and point of view, and Amy and the Inside Amy Schumer show's brilliant sketch about sexual abuse in the military as filtered through violent combat video games was inarguably funny and so, so rapey .In a culture where young female entertainers are expected to be sexy without being too sexual, Amy's honesty is making everyone furious...." see full article


929 days ago | americanthinker
Amy Schumer, champion of feminine jealousy - American Thinker

"...And I bring this up because Salon Magazine has recently gotten a very large crush on a very feisty Amy Schumer for a list of very bad reasons most recently, their incessant approval of her attacks on beautiful young ladies. Nobody realizes that this is whom she's attacking, of course, for the very special reason that Schumer has done the one thing women never really thought of doing when they're threatened by prettier rivals. And that is to sidestep the obviousness of calling the prettier woman ugly, and call the men ugly for thinking she is prettier.We admit, if nothing else, that this makes her approach novel (if not genius). By shifting the issue from the woman to the man, she makes attraction an issue of equality instead of taste, and makes her rejection stem from his "unfairness" instead of a rival's superiority. By sleight of hand, she takes every element of leftist envy and the energy of the Democratic Party the rich against poor and black against white and men against women and channels it into the timeless rivalry between romantic competitors. ..." see full article


931 days ago | bustle
Amy Schumer Is A Feminist Icon & Here's 5 Undeniable Reasons Why
"...Schumer's Gloria Awards and Gala speech is jaw-droppingly powerful. You can read the whole thing here. In one of the speech's most beautiful moments, Schumer reminds us that love is self-given. She said: I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I'm beautiful. I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story I will. I will speak and share and fuck and love and I will never apologize to the frightened millions who resent that they never had it in them to do it. I stand here and I am amazing, for you. Not because of you. I am not who I sleep with. I am not my weight. I am not my mother. I am myself. And I am all of you, and I thank you. ..." see full article


933 days ago | newyorker
The Little Tramp

"...Comedy with a message can also easily turn didactic or, worse, smug. Luckily, Schumer's show feels built to withstand this pressure, even as it expands its reach, touching on subjects like reproductive rights and equal pay. (Credit is due to the show's writers, including Jessi Klein, Tig Notaro, and Schumer's sister, Kim Caramele.) This is mainly because of the grotty, chaotic persona that Schumer has developed, allowing her to poke just as hard at young single women, in their blinkered vanity, as she does at the toxic messages that surround them. In Schumer's standup, she's one of them: sluttier than the average bear, a binge drinker who knows that blacking out isn't cute anymore. Her target is the ugliness of urban heterosexual hookups: Plan B, money shots, and other hassles of the age. In this iteration, she's smart but self-destructive, the sadder-but-wiser girl, who knows how easily desperation can masquerade as freedom...." see full article


933 days ago | theguardian
Amy Schumer's feminist comeAmy Schumer's feminist comedy is an assertion of her worthdy is an assertion of her worth

"...Of course, that's not true. Lots of feminists love men and lots of feminists are funny. Take Amy Schumer, for instance. The 32-year-old has ploughed her way to the top of the comedy world by pushing feminism into new realms.Schumer's comedy straddles the line between what is expected of a woman in a man's world, and who Amy Schumer wants to be. For a recent ad campaign for the second season of Inside Amy Schumer, the comic's public image was succinctly boiled down to a pun on the phrase 'Hot/Mess'.In her standup, Schumer revels in revealing the raunchy, dark and nasty sides of the female psyche, or the sides men aren't supposed to want to see. On her Comedy Central show, Schumer presents sketches that expose the absurd, and sometimes horrifying, double standards that women have to live with in modern western society...." see full article


933 days ago | salon
Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham's A-list comics "raunchy" real talk: What's ... - Salon

"...But the greater revelation of the HR roundtable isn't that a bunch of powerful female performers might talk about things like the awkwardness of sex scenes. It's their smart, insightful disclosures about the entertainment industry and the culture of sexism and racism that we all still have to swim in. Dunham tells about a male worker who approached her on the set of her show and snarked, You're really enjoying that buffet, aren't you? and says of social media, The way women are spoken to is truly shocking. It's how you imagine people screaming at prisoners in Guantanamo. Schumer observes, I think people hate women. I don't think they want to hear a woman talk for too long. A lot of people project their mom yelling at them. My [career] has been about tricking people into listening. I'm not saying all men hate women, but there's such an aggression. And when asked about the biggest fight you've had about money Kemper, the star of one of the most acclaimed new shows of the year, admits simply that I'm not powerful enough to have that fight. ..." see full article


933 days ago | slate
How Inside Amy Schumer Sneakily Spoofs Female Fashion - Slate Magazine

"...In the new season of her show, Amy Schumer's feminism has gotten blunter. While Season 1 tended to come at feminist issues from askew, with weird, surprising sketches like clown panties in which her boyfriend has an affair with a clown recent episodes feature clunkier riffs on Hollywood's gender norms and female empowerment. But as Inside Amy Schumer has evolved, one thing has remained as sharp and subtle as ever: her satire of female fashion. Schumer has always been perceptive about the ways women clothe themselves in various situations, whether as public theater or on their own couch, and about the world's relentless focus on said clothing. From the basic fedora she wears in her sketchabout women who can't accept compliments to the sad little satin cupcake dress in her Toddlers in Tiaras spoof, Amy's outfits add a sneaky satirical layer to her perspective on how women engage with the world...." see full article



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