Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Totally Biased Takes on Street Harassment

Okay- I don't know if this is some kind of karma-retention program after setting up the "Feminist vs Comedians" debate (which really revealed some undeniable cultural misogyny as previously mentioned) but W. Kamau Bell gets major props for this segment.

Awesome for a few reasons:

1) So often women fighting street harassment are portrayed as people who take things too seriously. He's setting the segments up so that the women are making/in on the joke and the guys who harass aren't.

2) It's for a Comedy Central audience: Mostly male 18-35 year olds (correction: it's on FX... but the same point holds true).

3) There's a cameo featuring Emily May from Hollaback! She's great.

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