Louis C.K. on dating a half-bear, half-lion: "I hope this one's nice." On feminism: "We're the number 1 threat to women."
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Women
His new stand-up special, Oh My God, premiered on HBO over the weekend. It includes a bit that seems to have been inspired by the reading and thinking C.K. said he did after the Tosh kerfuffle. “I’ve read some blogs during this whole thing that have made me enlightened to things I didn’t know,” he told Jon Stewart back then. “This woman said how rape is something that polices women’s lives … That’s part of me now that wasn’t before.” Halfway through the new special, C.K. starts talking about how dating is an act of bravery for all involved. “The male courage, traditionally speaking, is that he decided to ask” a woman out. (Note the careful caveat, “traditionally speaking.”) And if the woman says yes, “that’s her courage.”
That kind of courage, he says, is beyond his imagining. “How do women still go out with guys, when you consider that there is no greater threat to women than men? We’re the number one threat to women! Globally and historically, we’re the number one cause of injury and mayhem to women.” A moment later he adds, speaking for all men, “You know what our number one threat is? Heart disease.”
There’s more, and it’s all very funny. (If you’re a guy trying to understand the woman’s situation, C.K. says, “try to imagine that you could only date a half-bear, half-lion. ‘Oh, I hope this one’s nice.’ ”) Was the routine inspired by what C.K. read online after the Tosh-tweet dust-up? Maybe. But it’s part of a comic vein that he has mined throughout his career: the awful ways that men, including himself, treat and, especially, think about women.
Louis C.K. = Feminist.
Enjoy the video:
I love this guy. Love. Really.