Jessica Williams and Jordan Klepper from The Daily Show give advice to both men and women about appropriate behavior on college campuses and how to avoid trouble. The clip highlights all the extra precautions that women have to take to protect themselves from becoming the victims of sexual assault on campus and thus acquiring, as George Will would have you believe, the “coveted status of victimhood that confers privileges”.
Being a comedian, Williams was trying to be funny about the topic but her message was too sobering for me to laugh. It is a terrible reflection on a society when women have to be constantly on the alert for potential dangers and behave so defensively.
(This clip aired on June 23, 2014. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post. If the videos autoplay, please see here for a diagnosis and possible solutions.)