On the December 2 episode of Saturday Night Live, the women of the show blessed us with a blistering (and catchy!) anthem for the new era of holding sexual harassers and assaulters accountable: "Welcome to Hell!"
In the performance, host Saoirse Ronan and cast members Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong sexy-pose their way around a candy-colored paradise explaining that while the last few months have been "frickin insane" for men, the news comes as no shock to the women who have been putting up with harassment for, well, as long as there have been women. "Cat's out of the bag! Women get harassed all the time!" Now, men get to join women in facing the "full nightmare" of the patriarchy, a situation that is "button-under-the-desk-bad."
From their disarmingly fluffy set, the girl group (well, technically they're not a girl group, they just travel together for safety) detail the extra lengths they have to go to to protect themselves, from carrying their keys to toting a pretty pink gun. Oh, and you're sad because House of Cards is ruined? Well, for women, things like nighttime, drinking, parking, Uber and walking have been ruined for decades.
Speaking of things that have been going on for decades, Melissa Villaseñor portrays the women throughout the ages who tried to bring inequality to the public's attention, like a witch being burned, a suffragette, Rosie the Riveter and a Mad Men-era woman of the workplace. Leslie Jones pops in to remind us that the situation is even worse for women of color, and Heidi Gardner plays a creep in a trench coat who may be using a cat to trap you. (Yes, the music video was free of men.)
Check out the full brilliant video below, and welcome to hell!