Perhaps many of you have heard about the disgusting accusations of sexual harassment Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has said she’s experienced in the United States Senate. Though she didn’t list any specific names, she claims she’s experienced harassment such as unwanted touching and several colleagues commenting on her weight. At one point claiming she was told “don’t get too porky” by one of her male colleagues.
She even apparently had a southern congressman tell her that she’s even pretty when she’s fat.
Well, in true Jon Stewart fashion, he tore into not only this behavior in the Senate, but Fox News as well for a recent segment they had on Outnumbered where the five co-hosts made absolute fools out of themselves defending male sexual harassment toward women.
He went on to say it was a bit ironic that she was being harassed by male congressmen, many of whom often, “look, on a good day, like a bowl of dried fruit.”
Stewart then set his sights on Fox News, saying, “At least some women still appreciate the fine art of the cat call.” That’s when the clip from Outnumbered was shown where each co-host seemed more than enthusiastic about supporting sexism and sexual harassment. With Stacey Dash saying sexual harassment is fine with her – as long as it’s done at arm’s length.
Then he brought on The Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams who absolutely crushed the hosts on Outnumbered for essentially suggesting that sexual harassment is fine because, as Outnumbered co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle said, we need to just “let men be men.”
Williams went on to point out that women don’t go out in public to put on a show, saying, “Believe it or not, getting the horny clap of approval does not make my day. It actually creeps me out.”
She had plenty more to say, but you’d really just have to watch the segment to fully grasp it. Pretty much everything she said was spot-on.
Though we’ve come a long way from the “Mad Men” days of sexual harassment and male chauvinism in the workplace, it’s clear we still have a long way to go.
Watch the segment below via Comedy Central: