In a skit for the latest episode of her BBC One show, comedian Tracey Ullman highlights the ludicrousness of the sort of victim-blaming many women face when reporting sexual assault. Applying the same line of questioning deployed in sexual assault investigations to a man who has been mugged, Ullman ridicules the unfair double-standard.
When a well-dressed man steps into her office to report the incident Ullman begins by asking him what he was wearing and suggesting that his suit made him look “provocatively wealthy.”
“Just a bit of an invitation, isn’t it? Like you’re advertising,” she says without sympathy.
When he appears to get a little “distressed” while describing the mugging she invites in a colleague who promptly asks, “Had you been drinking?” If so, they tell him, then he has to accept some responsibility for what happened.
With 14 million views and counting on Facebook, the video has clearly resonated with audiences. Watch the full video below.
Read the full article at The Huffington Post.