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Video of the Day: Amy Schumer’s “Size 12″

Amy Schumer’s hit TV show Inside Amy Schumer returned a couple of weeks ago with an incisive sketch about purchasing guns. While Schumer certainly has her short comings, she is at her best when she critiques society based on her experience as a (white, cisgender, heterosexual) woman. In her most recent episode, she tackles the difficulties of shopping by attempting to purchase a shirt in a size 12 and all the body shaming that comes with it.

At one point she is led into a back room — an open field complete with a cow grazing and Lena Dunham, who just wanted a turtleneck, wearing a poncho.

Body politics have been staples of Schumer’s comedy. Her infamous line while accepting the Glamour Trailblazer Award about being 160 pounds and being able “to catch a dick” whenever she wanted nearly broke the internet. She has also called out Glamour for labeling her as plus sized when, in her words, she fluctuates “between a size 6 and 8.”

Check out the full sketch below.

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