Trout's piece included some quotes that J-Law has said over the years, pointing out the hypocrasy in her fat-shaming-body-positive statements:
Which reminded me of quotes from another "Hollywood Chubby" actress that we often applaud for her feminism, without listening to carefully: Amy Schumer.
When Schumer won the Trailblazer Award at Glamour UK’s Women of the Year Awards in 2015, her speech went viral and the quote nearly everyone led with was, “I’m probably like 160 pounds right now and I can catch a dick whenever I want, like, that’s the truth. It’s not a problem!”
Her ability to "catch a dick" might not be a problem, but her statement definitely is.
Surprisingly, not a lot of people came out against this statement - pointing out the obvious that Schumer seems to believe "catching a dick" is a goal of womanhood. In fact, Mic.com even applauded her words claiming her speech was "co-opting the language of objectification and giving herself sexual agency. In a culture where women still refrain from boldly talking about their sexuality in and out of the bedroom, and where women are hesitant to use typically male words, Schumer's frankness is not only hilarious — it's empowering."
She simultaneously owned her sexuality, while reenforcing the idea that a woman's goal is to be appealing to a man. At least she attempted to tie the message back into a positive, “I’m not going to apologize for who I am and I’m actually going to love the skin that I’m in and not striving for some other version of myself.”
What do YOU think? Are Schumer & Lawrence applauded more than they deserve?
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