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Amy Schumer’s Friday Night Lights parody: “Clear eyes, full hearts, don’t rape!

Showing yet again that some rape jokes are funny, in the first episode of this season of Inside Amy Schumer, the show tackled (ha!) football rape culture in a brilliant Friday Night Lights spoof. While Schumer plays the supportive Tammy Taylor-like wife sipping on an ever-bigger glass of white wine, Coach tries to get the team on board with his new “no raping” policy.


As Schumer said at the Tribeca Film Festival, making jokes about rape “is always a risk. You might look at this scene and think we’re making light of something serious, but we really are trying to educate.” The writers told ThinkProgress that the inspiration for the sketch was the Steubenville rape case, and they wanted to show how everyone was complicit. I think they nailed it. Be sure to watch to the end to Coach’s final pep talk to the team.

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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