Monday, November 9, 2015

College Humor's 1-in-5 video actually underscores that there is no college rape epidemic

College Humor's "What If Bears Killed One In Five People?" propaganda video is unfunny on a scale that even Adam Sandler couldn't match. It is designed to promote the lie that 1 in 5 college women in the U.S will be sexually assaulted before they leave college. Apparently, the Obama White House teamed up with College Humor to produce this monstrosity. See here.

In the video, a group of five men are watching television when one of them discovers a bear in the kitchen. Four of the men are utterly terrified by the bear while the fifth man tries to console them that it's okay--bears eat only one-in-five people. At the end of the video, these words flash on the screen: "You wouldn't put up with that"--which is correct. Then: "So don't put up with this. 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted by the time they leave college."

It's not funny, of course, because satire only works when the vices and abuses held up to ridicule are-- you know--real things. No one who's not drunk on gender politics believes the one-in-five stat. Not even the Obama Department of Justice believes it See also herehere and here.

Beyond not being funny, the video actually underscores that the one-in-five stat is a lie. Obviously, if that stat were true, everyone would be reacting like the four terrified men in the video. The fact that no one is reacting like those men aside from extremist loons is a cringe-worthy reminder that there is no college rape epidemic.

It must be disconcerting to make a satirical video that actually supports the position contrary to the one you set out to make.