Column: Amy Schumer is being mom-shamed for going back to work after two weeks. Can we not?

We’ve been socialized to believe that women’s bodies are a national pastime, something we all watch and weigh in on. Amy Schumer being mom-shamed is just the latest example, writes columnist Heidi Stevens.

Column: Amy Schumer is being mom-shamed for going back to work after two weeks. Can we not?

The comments on Amy Schumer's Instagram photo are a perfect distillation of our national conversation about/perceived ownership over women and their bodies.


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  1. women can’t catch a break. if she styed home for six weeks, she would be blamed for not going back to work right away.

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  2. She should be shamed for just about everything else but this. 🙄

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  3. Who cares, she is a 2 bit Holiday Inn comedian no one has heard of.

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  4. Leave her alone…I had to go back two weeks after having my son because I had a contract…I had no choice.

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  5. Idc about this but why does she still have a career after she proudly made bigoted jokes about Latinos?

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  6. Can we not add “shamed” to everything and make it an issue worthy of discussion.

    Not everyone is going to like what you do.
    The great thing about our country is that they have the right to say it and you have the right to ignore their opinion.

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  7. And why is this news? I’m sure there are just as many applauding her.

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  8. I’m unclear why ANY of her parenting life is truly any of our business. Good for her if this is what she wants. Childbirth and recovery is no easy feat. I wouldn’t do this, but why can’t she?

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  9. I’ve had between 5 days and 6 weeks of maternity leave for each of my 4 kids. There are 168 hours in a week. And my newborns have always been healthy and have slept 20 hours per day. So I don’t get it when women act like they aren’t capable of anything in those first months postpartum.

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  10. I was a stay at home mom and returned to work the day I came home from the hospital after giving birth. I mowed the lawn, vacuumed and made dinner. It would have been much easier to do an hours worth of stand-up!

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  11. When you do something shameful and stupid then you SHOULD be shamed. That’s the point of it🙄

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