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Tuesday's Season 3 premiere of "Inside Amy Schumer" skewered a perceived football rape culture via a parody of "Friday Night Lights." Pictured: Comedian Schumer at the Tribeca Film Festival April 21, 2015. Getty

Don't let Amy Schumer's sweet smile and friendly demeanor fool you. The stand-up comedian and sketch-comedy genius can do some seriously scathing satire. On Tuesday's Season 3 premiere of Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer," she took on football and rape culture in a parody of the hit show "Friday Night Lights" in her skit about a football coach and his team's resistance to his new rule: "No raping."

"But coach, we play football!" cries one player. One by one, the players ask for exceptions: "Can we rape at 'away' games?" "What if it's Halloween and she's dressed like a sexy cat?" Later, the new "Bronconeers" coach is jeered at by some local older women: "Oh, look, it's that coach who don't like rapin'!"

After a poor performance, the coach yells at his team, who admit they didn't play well because they couldn't stop thinking about rape. "How do I get it through your heads that football is not about rape," says the coach. "It’s about violently dominating anyone who stands between you and what you want!”

At a panel at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, Schumer said the skit was trying to educate rather than "make light of something serious," reported Huffington Post. "Our hope is that people will laugh at that," she said. "They’ll think it’s funny and that maybe they’ll think, ‘Oh no, I can’t -- I shouldn’t film it.’ Maybe something will get in there and actually help the culture."

Rape culture is generally defined as a culture that normalizes male sexual violence and the objectification of women, which often results in victim-blaming or discrediting a woman's rape testimony. Googling "football" and "rape" brings up a depressingly long string of examples that could support the argument that football has a rape culture problem. Google results include Darren Sharper, recently sentenced to nine years in prison for serial rape; "NFL hopeful accused of rape"; "Ben Roethlisberger vehemently denies casino employee's rape allegations"; and "high school football star exonerated in rape case."

In 2012, the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio, could be seen as a textbook case in which a large swath of the community, the school superintendent and even law enforcement participated in rape culture by initially protecting the accused rapists, high school football players Ma'lik Richmond and Trent Mays, because of their allegiance to the team. They were both found guilty in 2013.