By Thea Voutiristsas
Emmy nominated comedian, Amy Schumer, recently slayed her opening monologue on SNL. She called out the Kardashians and explained how she wanted to be a better role model for girls than the Kardashian sisters, even poking fun at Khloe Kardashians recent weight loss, saying the celeb lost “a whole Kendall” off of her body. Schumer went on, “We have to be role models for these little girls, because who do they have? All they have literally is the Kardashians… Is that a great message for little girls? A whole family of women who take the faces they were born with as, like, a light suggestion.”
I, for one, am glad Schumer finally acknowledged the giant elephant in the room. Through her comedy, she pointed out on of the greatest problems with the entertainment industry. Girls have no one to look up to. Sure, Schumer’s humor is often times crass, perverse, or even offensive, but it’s REAL. She’s one of the realest role models girls have today, and her comedy centers around a very real sense of what the world is like through the eyes of a young woman today. She tackles uncomfortable topics like unrealistic expectations of sex, beauty and relationships. Her skits often underline the way women compare themselves to each other, and her jokes are more about what needs to be said rather than what we want to hear.