Amy Schumer gets my afternoon off to a disturbing start

The truth is kinda creepy, don’t you know.


  1. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    I’m unable to play the video. The synopsis sounded interesting.

  2. ck, the Irate Lump says

    I wish that when Comedy Central blocked things in my country, they’d at least give some indication what episode/date/segment/etc the clip is from so that I could actually look it up on the site for my country.

  3. says

    The congressman who repeatedly says “ew” (or something like “yuck”) every time Schemer references the correct terms for female anatomy is a telling detail. That’s really what some of those men are like.

    From the Washington Post coverage:

    […] “House Committee on Women’s Health.” Basically, a bunch of old congressmen crashed her gynecologist’s appointment to ask questions such as “What was the date of your last lady curse?” and say “ew!” in regards to pap smears and cervical cancer. Plus, exchanges like this:

    Congressman #1: “It says here you’re 34. How many children do you have?”
    Schumer: “None.”
    Congressman #1: “But it says here you’re 34.”
    Schumer: “Correct.”
    Congressman #2: “Are you sexually active?”
    Schumer: “Yeah.”
    Congressman #1: “AND HOW MANY CHILDREN DO YOU HAVE?!”

    They also expressed shock that although she wasn’t married, yes, she was still sexually active. “How many men have you laid with in the last year?!” one demanded, disgusted when she answered “three.”

    “Don’t two of you have secret families with your maids?” Schumer pointed out.

    “We’re not the ones on trial here!” another yelled.

    Eventually, they instructed her to put her feet in the stirrups and face even more congressmen staring at her through a window. “I’d feel a lot more comfortable with a woman here,” Schumer said. “Aren’t there any women on the women’s health committee?”

    “That’d be like letting the lions run the zoo!” one man chortled. […]

  4. wzrd1 says

    Lynna, it was a bit more disturbing, they referred to the stirrups as “restraints”.
    Beyond that, disturbingly accurate for our politicians stated opinions and written laws.

  5. Owlmirror says

    Possibly useful for those who cannot see the video:

    I generally prefer not to have javascript/HTML5 scripting enabled on my browser unless it’s necessary to get desired functionality. So, I download videos separately using youtube-dl (which, as the webpage shows, can download from far more sites that just Youtube).

    Youtube-dl defaults to the highest available resolution, but it’s possible to see what lower resolution options there are, thus:

    youtube-dl -F ""

    (some emitted text omitted)

    [info] Available formats for d19bfaa9-b4f6-416d-bc7b-1b777d10d9a7:
    format code  extension  resolution note
    278          mp4        384x216    
    498          mp4        512x288    
    1028         mp4        640x360    
    1528         mp4        768x432    
    2128         mp4        960x540    
    3128         mp4        1280x720  
    5128         mp4        1920x1080  (best)
    [download] Finished downloading playlist: None

    So I then ran

    youtube-dl -f 1028 ""

    And the resulting video is an 13.54MB MP4 file (vs 67.78MB of the highest resolution video), viewable using any modern video player.


  6. johnson catman says

    Amy Schumer has totally NAILED the attitudes of theocratic republicans. We have to laugh to keep us from crying because it is so true-to-life (and extremely maddening).