Amy Schumer is a genius. That said, her latest sketch “Dr. Congress” is a truly hilarious, satirical indictment of the patriarchal GOP’s desire to control everything reproductively female while they get bent out of shape by the word “vagina.” Because Congress knows much more than “science-y nerdles” (that means “Doctors”) about woman’s healthcare.
American women are the victims of a do-nothing-but-control-vaginas Congress. While we are still paid less than our male counterparts the conservative Congress, instead of fighting for equality, fights to cut funding for life-saving medical services and reproductive health care. And yes, they fight to make birth control nearly impossible for most women to get, and abortion — well, their aims range from making it a crime to just making one impossible to get.
Yes, they fight to make birth control nearly impossible for most women to afford, and abortion, well, their aims range from making it a crime to just making one impossible to get.
So-called “pro-life” politicians would see every woman “slut” shamed, and giving birth for the sin of… acting like an adult. They don’t want anything to do with the child once it is born, though.
“Dr. Congress” believes it knows best about women, when they should have babies, how they should care for themselves and that they just shouldn’t make personal health decisions without congressional approval. You would think that a congressional body on women’s health care would be made up of, at least, a majority of people who are actually women, right? But as Schumer’s “Dr. Congress” gathers to inspect her gross “downstairs” area, the array of stuffy, elderly, men in dark suits and judgemental frowns is resoundingly vacant of WOMEN — just like in real life.
“And remember,” growls one of the buzzardly congressional wieners, “Just because we are doing this, doesn’t mean we’re your boyfriend.” Yep, this is totally how it feels to be told by Congress that a grown woman needs to conform to some kind of gender timetable and reproductive chart, while observing ancient laws written by men who thought bleeding for 7 days and not dying made us unclean or demonic.
Watch Amy Schumer slam “Dr. Congress,” here:
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