Amy Schumer, feminist hero? Don’t make me laugh

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11The reason Amy Schumer has become a feminist icon is because she’s so damn funny. It’s not the other way around.

Lately, though, it seems people are confused. Do what I did the other day and start reading all the academic treatises and elitist tracts that have been written about Schumer recently. It’s all about how she pushes boundaries by poking fun the objectification of the female body or how she makes powerful statements about gender inequality.

Blah, blah, blah.

Last week, Schumer was further anointed as An Important American Thinker by winning a Peabody Award and landing on Time’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people, alongside President Obama and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

President Obama, Tim Cook and Amy Schumer?!

Please. Let’s not confuse this issue: Schumer is great because she’s flat-out great. She’s funny. About everything.

If that makes her a feminist leader to some, fine. But that says more about people needing some kind of hero than it does about the hero herself. Schumer is one of the most powerful voices in comedy because of her talent, not her treatises.

So, by all means, tune into the start of the third season of“Inside Amy Schumer” on Comedy Central on Tuesday night because you want more of her brutal takedowns of sociological blah-blahs about equality and whatever.

But stay because she makes you laugh.

As a preview for the season, Schumer dropped a hysterical rap video last week: “Milk, Milk, Lemonade.” Yes, this takedown of the male obsession with big booties fueled some of the Ivy League pontificating, but really, it was nothing more than a dead-on parody and classic