Amy Schumer Goes Off on Men Calling #MeToo Movement a ‘Witch Hunt’

Amy Schumer Goes Off on Men Calling #MeToo Movement a 'Witch Hunt'

This week during the 2018 SheKnows #BlogHer Summit, speakers Amy Schumer, Gabrielle Union and Uzo Aduba took a powerful position uplifting all women and encouraging them to use their voice. 

The two-day conference which took place in New York featured a surprise appearance by Schumer. The comedian took the time to beg the predominantly female audience to “promote the ever-loving sh-t” out of fellow female creators. 

There was no time to sugar coat words, Schumer wanted to deliver her words straight and to the point. She commented on the diversity of women and asked the crowd to recognize that women of color do indeed have it a little bit harder than others. 

“Things are bad for women, but there’s no one that it’s worse for than women of color,” Schumer said. “Once you see that and your eyes are open to that, if you don’t do everything in your power to lift them up, then you’re a piece of sh-t.”  

She then went on to scold the men who shame the #MeToo movement and label it as a “witch hunt.” 

“You mean when you burned us at the stake for no reason? You don’t have to support us, but come up with a better f–king example,” she stated. 

Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba added on to Schumer’s statements during her own discussion with Time’s Up CMO Rachel Terrace. Aduba asked for women around the world to continue to lift each other up regardless of background. In order to effect real cultural change, women will need to act as their “sister’s keeper,” she says. 

“We are all in everyone’s fight. Everyone is suffering,” Uzo said. “Just because your issue is on the front burner does not mean there are no [other] issues. Until we understand what that means, there will not be real change.”

Women in politics advocate, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, also joined the summit to discuss the financial burden that woman face. Gillibrand stated that paid family leave could economically elevate women, Billboard reports. 

“If we had a national…

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