Samantha Bee has made it clear she doesn’t want #MeToo to be stalled by the fear that the movement is turning into a “witch hunt” following the negative responses to the Shitty Media Men list and accusations posed against actor Aziz Ansari.
“So now that we’re finally listening to women,” Bee said on Wednesday’s edition of “Full Frontal.” “Some people are asking an important question: Should we stop listening to women?”
Bee argued that “what many failed to understand that 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. Any kind of sexual harassment or coercion is unacceptable.”
The late-night host added that men like Ansari, who self-identify as allies in the #MeToo and #TIMESUP movements, need to be held to a higher standard when it comes to sexual misconduct.
“People like me had to wade through a sea of prehensile dicks to build the world we now enjoy, and part of enjoying that world is setting a higher standard for sex than just ‘not rape,’ and women get to talk about it if men don’t live up to those standards, especially if a man wrote a book about how to sex good,” Bee said.
“Men, if you say you’re a feminist, then f— like a feminist,” Bee added. “If you don’t want to do that, take off your f—ing pin because we are not your accessories.”
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