"For women, we're taught to eat less until we disappear," the actress told Glamour
At the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in June, Amy Schumer was candid about her weight (“I’m probably like 160 lbs.”) – and her ability to “catch a d—” – in a notably potty-mouthed acceptance speech. And she’d proudly proclaim it all over again.
The 34-year-old comedian opened up in Glamour‘s August cover story about how women shouldn’t ever feel the need to apologize for their bodies – or their sexuality.
“If a guy was like, ‘I can get p—- whenever I want,’ that guy would be a d—head. But to deny that there’s a major difference is ridiculous. For women, we’re taught to eat less until we disappear. And trained to believe that if you don’t look like everyone else, then you’re unlovable. And men are not trained that way,” the Comedy Central star told her sister, Kim Caramele, who interviewed Schumer for the magazine.
“Men can look like whatever and still date a supermodel. I’m proud of what I said. I think it’s good to see somebody saying: I have a belly. And I have cellulite. And I still deserve love. And to catch the old D. And to not apologize.”
The Trainwreck actress also said women should take that same confidence straight to the bedroom.
Discussing her dos and don’ts of hooking up, Schumer said, “Do what you feel you want to do while also considering how you’ll feel the next day Don’t not have an orgasm. Make sure he knows that you’re entitled to an orgasm. I like to say it. I ll be like, ‘Hey, there are two people here.’ I’ll be like, ‘Oh my God, have you met my c—?’ Don’t be self-conscious.”
While her word choice often veers toward the vulgar side, she finds it healthy to speak openly and humorously about issues such as women in the media and body-shaming.
“It’s very therapeutic for me to be like, ‘Yes, I’m not going to look like a malnourished bird,’ and I like speaking to that, as well as speaking to my work and what I’m doing,” the comedian told reporters last month.