Amy Schumer shared a memorable perspective about violence that women face on a daily basis.
In a recent appearance on Dax Shepard’s podcast “Armchair Expert,” the comedian discussed the sexual discrimination and harassment that females encounter day by day.
“One in 6 women reports being sexually assaulted, but really it’s 1 in 3 women. So we’re not even like, is this gonna happen? We’re like, when?” Schumer explained. “We live in constant fear of violence. Just the feeling that we have all day, walking past a guy sitting alone on a bench. You’re just bracing ourselves. And I think that’s something men don’t really understand,” she added.
The award-winning actress reprimanded Shepard when he compared the silent sexism women experience to the discomfort he felt when a woman was flirting on him. “Forget about being uncomfortable, women are mostly scared of violence,” she said.
The “Trainwreck” star who is also a strong advocate of women empowerment described her first sexual encounter as “rape.”
“When it happened, I wrote about it almost like a throwaway. It was like, ‘And then I looked down and realized he was inside of me.’ He was saying ‘I’m so sorry.’”
Early this month, Schumer created headlines for protesting Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. She joined hundreds of anti-Kavanaugh protesters who got detained while rallying at the Hart Senate Office building on Capitol. During the protest, the comedian said that they’re “going to keep showing up. And no matter how this goes they cannot keep us down.”