The reason women aren’t getting tested is because they are afraid, writes Amy Schumer, who is also known for her comedic performance.
“A lot of women don’t want to do the surgery, but they’re scared of going to the hospital,” Schumer told PEOPLE.
“They don’t have access to any testing.
They’re scared to tell their friends, or they think it’s not safe for their kids to go out with their friends.”
“But that’s the part of this that is so weird,” she continued.
“It’s like, what are we going to do with our life if we don’t go to a doctor?”
Schumer was referring to her character Amy, a mom of three who is on the run from a rapist who is trying to rape her daughter.
She was just about to tell her daughter about the rape when her attacker broke into her apartment, where she was trying to hide from the attack.
Amy Schumer explains why she doesn’t go into the hospital when she is attacked by a rapist at her home in New York City.
pic.twitter.com/t0q0e8QKpq Amy Schumer (@amychumer) October 22, 2019″It’s really weird,” Schumer continued.
After the attack, Schumer said, she went into the doctor’s office to get tested for STDs, but the doctors didn’t seem too interested.
Schultz said she had already been told she could not go to another doctor for STI testing because she had been infected with herpes.
“So I go to an ER, I don’t know what I’m going to tell my boyfriend because I’ve been sick and everything,” she said.
Even though Schumer is a feminist icon, she is also a staunch supporter of the “no testing” policy.
When asked why, Schumer explained that because the procedure would put her at risk of contracting an STI, she wouldn’t go.
That is, unless she has an infection.
“There are tons of people who do go to [doctor’s offices] because they can’t go home,” Schumer said.
“And I think if there was a real, serious, serious STI it would be really hard to get a test.
But the thing is, I’ve got a husband, and my husband is in the military, so if he’s in the service, he’s going to be able to go, too.”
The “no tests” stance is especially true for women of color.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) reports that the “all-volunteer” nature of the medical workforce is especially prevalent among women of colour, with nearly three-quarters of all US women of reproductive age either not receiving medical care or have a condition that requires care from a physician.
And according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly a quarter of all women over the age of 18 have a chronic condition such as hypertension, diabetes, high blood pressure or cancer.
The AAUW’s study also found that one-third of black women and one-fifth of Hispanic women had been diagnosed with a chronic illness, compared to just one-quarter of white women and two-fifths of white men.
A new survey also found one-fourth of black American women have a preexisting condition, while another one-sixth had been treated for depression.
It’s important to note that the survey also asked about the health of Black and Hispanic women, but there were also more questions about the “white female” (white women in general) and “black female” who are more likely to have a diagnosis of mental illness or substance abuse disorder.
While Schumer has spoken out against the “nanny state,” she does admit that she is one of the more “feminist” characters on television.
In a 2016 interview with Vanity Fair, she said she thinks there is “a lot of sexism and a lot of racism” in the media.
As a result, Schumer says she doesn