Must-see morning clip: Jon Stewart slams Washington's sexist culture

"The Daily Show" responds to news that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was harassed by her colleagues

By Prachi Gupta

Published September 3, 2014 1:32PM (EDT)

From sexual harassment in the Senate to catcalls on the street, sexism has been woven into the fabric of America. Thankfully, "The Daily Show" is doing its part to tear it out by ridiculing the politicians who commented repeatedly on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's "porky" physical appearance and mocking people who condone catcalling on the street. Correspondent Jessica Williams put it best when she said, "since going to work isn't a performance, we're not looking for applause."

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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