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Schumer and Dunham slam TV sexism
29 May 2015 18:06
Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham have slammed the prevalent sexism in Tinseltown – with the former going as far as saying: "I think people hate women".
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"I don't think they want to hear a woman talk for too long," she added. "A lot of people project their mom yelling at them. My [career] has been about tricking people into listening. I'm not saying all men hate women, but there's such an aggression."
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The stand-up comedian was supported by Girls' creator, writer, director and star Lena Dunham, who pointed to the treatment inflicted on women by internet sites such as Twitter and Instagram.
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"The way women are spoken to in social media is truly shocking," she said. "It's how you imagine people screaming at prisoners in Guantanamo."
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Dunham also spoke about experiencing overt sexism from within her own industry, offering the example of overhearing a man working on Girls make a rude comment about his working environment.
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"I heard a guy on my show say into his microphone: 'I hate this job. I can't wait to be back on a show where there's a man at the helm'".
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She added that the same man commented on her lunch, saying, "You're really enjoying that buffet, aren't you?"
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Dunham considers the unnamed individual "the worst person alive".
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