Sam Bee goes off on Ashleigh Banfield for defending Aziz Ansari

“What many fail to understand is 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,” she continued to applause. “Any kind of sexual harassment or coercion is unacceptable. So what the fuck are women supposed to do to protect ourselves? If we go public with a story, we’re petty crybabies hell-bent on destroying men’s careers. If we write a secret list to protect each other, we’re gossipy shrews telling lies in the shadows. What men literally can’t understand is, this isn’t about them!”…

“Unfortunately, not all the backlash is from willfully blind men. Some is from women who have seen way too much, especially in the wake of the article about Aziz Ansari and the horrible night an anonymous woman said she had with him,” Bee said. “The conversation about this article has been tentative and difficult, largely because a lot of women disagree about it and women actually like to be careful with each other’s feelings, except, perhaps, Ashleigh Banfield.”