Amy Schumer, who proudly posed in last year’s Pirelli calendar wearing practically nothing, displaying the rolls of fat on her stomach, has long positioned herself as an activist, feminist media personality.
Amy, you see, is all about challenging those sexist stereotypes about women and Hollywood’s obsession with thin women! ‘I might weigh 160 lbs,’ she once bragged, ‘but I can catch a dick whenever I want.’ Yes, that’s such an accomplishment. Getting some guy to schlong you. Stunning and brave indeed.
Unfortunately, Amy is only interested in challenging body images when she isn’t being compared to actual fat women. Glamour Magazine recently included Amy with some other ‘plus-size’ women, and Amy was not impressed. She took to Instagram and Twitter to complain that she was being compared to Melissa McCarthy (really fat), Adele (quite fat) and Ashley Graham (fat).
Hey now, writes Schumer, I’m a size 6-8 and that’s not fat!
And honestly, it’s not, really. Schumer is carrying extra body fat, to be certain, but not a great deal. I wouldn’t call her fat. Hollywood does though. Hollywood calls everyone over a size zero fat. Jennifer Lawrence is fat, for heaven’s sake!
At a grotesque weight that puts me in the size 2-4 category, I’m fat! Luckily, I’m not forging a career in Hollywood, so I don’t give a fuck who thinks I’m fat. I don’t fault Schumer for protesting the exceptionally rigid body standards women are held to, although it does annoy the shit out of me that women like Schumer act as though women are the only ones affected by insane beauty standards.
When Jennifer Lawrence was cast as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games, she came under a lot of fire for her weight. The feminist media portrayed this as sexism, exclusively, but that simply isn’t the case. The character of Katniss in the books is literally starving. Lawrence doesn’t look like she’s missed many meals. When Anne Hathaway played Fantine in Les Miserables, she lost 25 lbs, so she would literally look like she was starving.
So did Chris Hemsworth for Heart of the Sea.
So did Tom Hanks for Cast Away.
So did Christian Bale for both The Machinist and The Fighter.
So did 50 Cent, for Things Fall Apart.
The list goes on and on. When men lose weight for a role, that’s just their job, and they should suck it up. When women’s weight becomes part of the job requirement, ooh, sexism! And no one ever wants to discuss gaining weight! Rene Zellweger gains weight to play Bridget Jones, and she’s a hero! When people talk about Jennifer Lawrence coming under pressure to have her body reflect the role she is being asked to play, and how that constitutes sexism, they conveniently ignore the fact that Liam Hemsworth was also under pressure to slim down, and Josh Hutcherson had to gain 20 lbs of muscle mass to convincingly play the baker’s son who can toss 100lb sacks of flour over his head with ease.
Here’s my theory as to why that happens: women want to talk about women’s fat as beautiful to convince other women to get fat, and reduce sexual competition.
Think about Amy Schumer: Fat is beautiful, she exclaims! I’m beautiful! I can fuck any guy I want! I’m only fat in Hollywood!
But what does Amy do when lumped in with actual fat women?
She immediately makes sure everyone knows she’s not actually fat (I’m a size 6-8, not a 12 or higher, like these fat bitches!). Amy will gush over Adele and Ashley and Melissa, because she wants other women to be as fat as they are. The more fat women there are, the more her size 6 starts to look lean and mean.
It always comes down to sexual economics with women, and especially with feminists. Feminism is collective bargaining for women to keep the price of women high. Women used to keep their own prices high when they controlled access to sex, but the sexual revolution destroyed that quite nicely, leaving women bereft of power. Now women are in full out, cut throat competition with one another, while pretending to be part of a sisterhood of love and acceptance.
Pretty much all women will aggress against a sexy peer. I made a video about the study:
In current year, all it takes for women to pull ahead of the competition is to not be overweight. All it takes to get run over is to gain weight. So what do women do? To appear supportive and loving towards other women, they praise the overweight and insist fat women are beautiful.
But try including a smaller woman with her fatter counterparts, and the fangs come out.
Fat women are lovely, as long as they are beneath you in the hierarchy. And the more women you can convince to join them, the less competition you have. It’s clever. It’s also cruel. No one hates other women quite like women do.
And no one hates other women more than a feminist.
Lots of love,