How horrifying! Amy Schumer, 35, just revealed that when she lost her virginity at the age of 17, it was not consensual. And just as frightening, she didn’t realize until afterward that what happened to her wasn’t right.
“My first sexual experience was not a good one,” the comedian said in an interview with Marie Claire. “I didn’t think about it until I started reading my journal again. When it happened, I wrote about it almost like a throwaway. It was like, and then I looked down and realized he was inside me. He was saying, ‘I’m so sorry’ and ‘I can’t believe I did this.’’ We cannot imagine how disturbing it must have been for a young girl to go through that.
Amy said that the man who did this to her is not in her life anymore (we’re glad to hear that!) and she doesn’t feel like she has to punish him for his previous actions. “This was 17 years ago. There are just so many factors,” the actress said about her very personal decision. The Trainwreck star added, “I had another time with a boyfriend where I was saying, ‘No, stop,’ and it was just completely ignored.”
Even though she didn’t call herself a victim, the comedian discussed our culture’s shameful trend of victim-blaming. “You know, with the rape survivor, it’s not just shaming, it’s fury,” Amy said. “It makes people so mad if you’re not a perfect victim.” We totally understand where she is coming from and can’t believe the shaming that sexual assault and rape victims go through all the time. It was so strong of Amy to open up about her experiences and we hope it will help other girls share their own and become stronger as a community.
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