Watch: Amy Schumer on How Women Accept Compliments
11:15 am, July 12th | by Colette McIntyre
As we’ve previously mentioned, we are big fans of Amy Schumer. The girl just gets it. (And by “it” we mean, “us, fellow ladies.”) Hysterical, ruthless, vulgar, smart, and undeniably adorable, Schumer is proof that lady comedians contain multitudes.
In this clip from her hilarious Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer (brought to our attention by Upworthy), Amy takes on the dark female compliment culture that every woman has fallen victim to, at least once. Ladies will deflect, negate, and downright refuse a compliment instead of accepting it and will go on to talk about themselves in the most defeating way. We’re guilty of it and, until now, we here at the Jane Dough didn’t even think about how terrible it is. Amy took this phenomenon and pushed it to the extreme in a way that is both illuminating and downright funny as hell.
(We suggest you watch the video below with headphones in because, well, it is an Amy Schumer skit. Also, trigger warning for violence and self-harm.)