US wants to save the Women in the Islamic world but fails to do so when it comes to its own women. Jessica Williams wraps it up ironically on the Daily Show. Women are not the victim but the ones who provoke sexual harassment and thus are responsible! Yeah, that's right, that's what you hear on the mainstream news debate about sexual harassment, which is not different from what the Islamic governments or even Indian officials say when it comes to rape, violence and sexual harassment. Women are incriminated instead of rapists. Meera Vijayann gave a brilliant TED talk on gender violence in India.
The absurd misogynist part comes not only from men but surprisingly from Foxnews women who in response to catcalling say: "they mean it in a nice way", "they wanted to pay a compliment", "when I was younger, I didn't like it, I thought it was sexist, blah blah blah, but now if it doesn't happen I'm like 'excuse me?'" Watch the part by Jessica and you'll see where the depth of the problem is.
It's not only on the mainstream news that sexism is encouraged and women are criticized for being too fussy about it, but also the popular culture is actually endorsing date rape. Robin Thicke's horrifying "blurred lines" music video is an epitome of misogyny in the pop culture. One wonders, how can a woman, in a right state of mind even play in these videos. "I know you want it"? really? That's how you rape women because you know better what they want?
This is just a few part of the lyrics:
You hear this song in the supermarkets or retail stores. How does that make you feel?
I'm glad some women made parodies to this song. This one is a smart one by Law Revue Girls. If you wanna know why they made this and before criticizing women for misandry, you gotta watch the original one by Robin Thicke first.
There is also another short video some women made in which they try to show what it would look like if women catcalled men.