We’ve come a long way, sure. But if the media’s unending fixation on actresses’ looks is any indication, there’s still a long road ahead...paved with many icky discussions of things like “thigh gaps.”

Here, eight incredibly smart, incredibly funny women who are sick and tired of the conversation--and what they have to say about body shaming and their own self-worth.

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Mindy Kaling

“Do I sometimes look at Gisele Bündchen and wonder how awesome life would be if I never had to wear Spanx? Duh, of course…But on the list of things I want to do in my lifetime, that’s not near the top. I mean, it’s not near the bottom either. I’d say it’s right above ‘Learn to drive a vespa,’ but several notches below ‘film a chase scene for a movie.'” -- In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me

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Amy Schumer

“I want to throw my hands in the air after reading a mean Twitter comment and say, ‘All right! You got it. You figured me out. I’m not pretty. I’m not thin. I do not deserve to use my voice...All my self-worth is based on what you can see.’ But then I think, f–k that.” -- At the Ms. Foundation Gala

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Melissa McCarthy

"I’ve been every size in the world. Parts of my 20s, I was in great shape, but I didn’t appreciate it. If I was a 6 or an 8, I thought, Why aren’t I a 2 or a 4? Now I feel like I have two great kids and the dreamiest husband on the planet, and everything else is just a work in progress." -- In More magazine

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Tina Fey

“Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.” -- In Bossypants

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Emma Stone

"We're always too skinny or too fat or too tall or too short… We're shaming each other and we're shaming ourselves, and it sucks.” -- To USA Today

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Lena Dunham

“I don’t feel like my work is dependent on my size. I feel like my work is dependent on the fact that I’m an everywoman. I’d be an everywoman if I lost 20 pounds or if I gained 50 pounds, because of my attitude, and it’s my relationship to the world and the fact that, like, I have two front teeth that are bigger than the rest of my teeth.” -- In Time magazine

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Amy Poehler

“There’s only, like, five perfectly symmetrical people in the world, and they’re all movie stars, and they should be, because their faces are very pleasing to look at. But the rest of us are just a jangle of stuff, and the earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have and not obsess about what you don’t have, the happier you will be.” -- On Smart Girls

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Rebel Wilson

“When it comes to body image, I don’t really care what I look like that much, and I think women out there should just be happy with the way they look. They shouldn’t really try to conform to any kind of stereotype. Just be happy and hopefully healthy.” -- On Extra

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