For some people, sexual assault is a taboo subject. However, through the videos of the author and stand-up comic Louis T, irony becomes a powerful icebreaker tool and sets the tone for a healthy and educational discussion around this highly emotive subject.
Breaking Down Taboos Through Popularization
In this short 5-minute video, available in French only, sexual assaults are portrayed, in simplified terms, as a social problem. Through humor, Louis T underlines the fact that this subject is still taboo despite the high number of sexual offenses recorded in Quebec and Canada. The video uses irony to debunk popular beliefs about sexual violence and the challenges and prejudices faced by victims.
Sexual Assaults and the Judicial System
Among the key issues discussed, the comedian mentions the victims’ lack of trust in the judicial system as a reason for the large number of unreported cases. He also speaks candidly about willful blindness and sexual harassment. More so, he reminds us that sexual harassment is a type of crime that is still not recognized in the Criminal Code. Lastly, Louis T links the growing number of denunciations in the media to the difficulties victims face during the legal process. This makes it easy to see that beyond the proceedings themselves, these people feel discouraged by a low conviction rate.
Vérités & Conséquences is a series of award-winning videos starring Louis T that tackle important issues in a fun, easy-to-understand way. True to form, Louis T is a thorough and analytical tackler of polarizing subjects. The clips are the result of URBANIA’s efforts to give a voice to those who want to challenge preconceived notions and prejudices. The videos cover a wide range of topics and are available for free on URBANIA’s YouTube channel.