Amy Schumer is a leading funny-girl comedian who does not shy away from sexual jokes, innuendos and uncomfortably awkward situations. In fact, she’s known for them.
But in the August issue of Marie Claire Magazine, Schumer put all jokes aside, and spoke candidly about sexual encounters she’s had that were not consensual.
The 35-year-old revealed that she lost her virginity at 17. At the time, Schumer said that she didn’t even realize what had happened, but her first time was not consensual.
“My first sexual experience was not a good one. I didn’t think about it until I started reading my journal again.” Schumer said. “When it happened, I wrote about it almost like a throwaway. It was like, And then I looked down and realized he was inside me. He was saying, ‘I’m so sorry’ and ‘I can’t believe I did this.’”
The comedian told Marie Claire that the man is no longer in her life, and she doesn’t feel the need to punish him for what he did. “This was 17 years ago. There are just so many factors,” she said.
Schumer took time in the interview to talk about how common this type of experience truly is. “I had another time with a boyfriend where I was saying, ‘No, stop,’ and it was just completely ignored.”
So many girls and women are left feeling confused and violated without even realizing what is going on. Though she never identified herself as a victim, Schumer alluded to our culture as one that is no stranger to “victim-blaming.”
“You know, with the rape survivor, it’s not just shaming, it’s fury,” Schumer said. “It makes people so mad if you’re not a perfect victim.”
Schumer has used her platform to tell sex-stories for years. Many are drawn from her own experiences, and though they may make people laugh, sex without consent is no laughing matter. Amy Schumer stands firm in that belief.