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I pushed him off and he didn’t fight me. ” Howell’s audience was uncomfortable at this point but starting to laugh, mostly because of Howell’s delivery. “I didn’t feel attacked—I was more pissed off than anything. But I didn’t kick him out of the house. In fact, I went on a date with him again. And thinking back on this I ask myself: How much am I willing to put up with for the sake of a warm body next to me? ” I laughed along with the audience, then immediately felt ashamed—my friend’s assault was upsetting, not funny.
Watching this recently, along with several episodes featuring similar exchanges between Benson and at least one of the dudes, I kept coming back to Mulaney’s bit: “It’s like, ‘Yeah, Ice.... You work in the sex crimes division. ” But then, these fictional characters also work for the same NYPD that in real life produced Kenneth Moreno and Franklin L. Mata. The two officers were convicted in 2011 of official misconduct for returning three times in one night to the home of a woman they’d been called to help, who later accused them of rape.
So obviously, no jury’s going to convict the guy, and it’s probably not even worth picking him up. ” ××× Our fear of mischaracterizing a “good man” runs so deep that we even hesitate to name and shame fictional rapists. In a 2008 episode of Mad Men, secretary Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks) gets a visit from her fiancé, Greg, at the end of a workday. ” She physically struggles, but eventually resigns herself to lying still until he’s finished, the man she loves clamping one hand across her face.