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Nobody is perfect — and they shouldn't have to be. But comedian Amy Schumer can't help but notice that guys are taught that they get a pass when it comes to some physical imperfections, while women get a far different message.
During an interview with Glamour magazine, Schumer said that to deny that there's "major difference" between how men and women are trained when it comes to looks and love would be "ridiculous."
"For women, we’re taught to eat less until we disappear," she explained. "And trained to believe that if you don’t look like everyone else, then you’re unlovable. And men are not trained that way. Men can look like whatever and still date a supermodel."
It's that divide that inspired some bold (and seriously not-safe-for-work) comments during her Glamour Women of the Year Awards speech last month, in which she pointed out that at 160 pounds, she has absolutely no trouble getting a guy.
Of course, she worded it a little differently.
"I’m proud of what I said," Schumer told the magazine. "I think it’s good to see somebody saying: I have a belly. And I have cellulite. And I still deserve love."
There's no doubt that's true, and she's no stranger when it comes to addressing the topic.
In February, just after the release of the first trailer for Schumer's new movie "Trainwreck," entertainment blogger Jeffrey Wells said of her, "... there's no way she'd be an object of heated romantic interest in the real world."
"From the bottom of my heart — I could not care less," she said in response.
And later, she took to social media to make her point perfectly clear.
"Loving your feedback on my appearance. Am I ok now?" she wrote in one caption on Instagram.
What's not to love?
Schumer's full interview with Glamour hits newsstands July 14. And for even more from the funny woman, check out "Trainwreck," which opens in theaters July 17.