Speed Reads

Sexism: Dead or everywhere?

Men, The Daily Show would like to talk to you about catcalls

The Daily Show has touched on the debate over whether catcalls are sexist before — guess which side it comes down on, and which side Fox News landed on? — but on Thursday night's show, correspondent Jessica Williams dug deeper and got personal. Her "Jessica's Feminized Atmosphere" segment — a play on a comment by Fox News personality Brit Hume — walks men though what it's like for her (and other women she impanels) to simply walk down the street. It's The Daily Show, so it's amusing, but some of the women's stories about what men say to them in public are decidedly not. Though, to nitpick one point, just about every pedestrian in New York, and most drivers, have their own version of the "bitch face." --Peter Weber