This ‘Daily Show’ segment on rape victims and child custody will make you angry

This is deeply disturbing.


Dylan Love


Published Apr 9, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 2:56 am CDT

Though it may seem like common sense to keep rapists away from their victims, in many states they stay in contact because the victim and the attacker share custody of the child born from the rape.

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The practice of forcing rape victims to confront their attackers in court over custody of their children was Jon Stewart‘s latest target on last night’s episode of The Daily Show. For her segment, correspondent Samantha Bee highlighted the states where rape victims must go through this traumatizing process.

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Watch the full Daily Show segment and you’ll see that Bee didn’t hold back.

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*First Published: Apr 9, 2015, 1:02 pm CDT