Finally! The moment we’ve been waiting for is here: Women speaking out has led to men (and some women) speaking about how unfair it was that the women got to speak in the first place.
Men’s bravery primarily has been prompted by the recent article alleging that comedian Aziz Ansari acted coercively while trying to hook up with a woman he had just met, including continuing to whip out his penis and stick his fingers in the woman’s mouth after she complained that she was feeling “forced” to do something with which she wasn’t comfortable.
Hey, it wasn’t rape!, they cry. She could have left! they roar. It hits a little too close to home, they whimper.
In response to the outcry, Samantha Bee says, “We know the difference between a rapist, a workplace harasser and an Aziz Ansari. That doesn’t mean we have to be happy about any of them …It doesn’t have to be rape to ruin your life, and it doesn’t have to ruin your life to be worth speaking out about… If you don’t want to tune into your partner’s feelings throughout sex, maybe Mr. Ansari shouldn’t be engaging in sexual activity with a woman at all. May I suggest a coin purse? Or a Ziploc bag full of grape jelly?”
“If you say you’re a feminist, then fuck like a feminist,” Samantha continues. “And if you don’t want to do that, take off your fucking pin because we are not your accessories.”