A man who walks into an women’s restroom is not just a sexual predator, but a rapist too.
In the latest episode of “The Five,” the “Law and Order” series, “Judge” veteran and current “American Horror Story” alum Michael J. Fox explores the “dangerous” ramifications of a man walking into a bathroom stall and forcing himself on the women there.
Fox spoke to NBC News anchor Katy Tur about his new Netflix series, which he describes as a “rape simulator.”
He explains that the premise of the show is to give a fictional character who is “in a position of power” an opportunity to “expose himself” to a group of women in a bathroom.
The show centers on “Pete” (Ryan Reynolds), a fictionalized version of a police officer who has been assigned to investigate a string of sexual assaults at a female bar, The Bar.
The episode opens with a rape scene in the women’s room, where Pete, who is wearing a police uniform, is assaulted by a man who takes off his pants.
He is eventually able to get away, but the victim is so traumatized she cannot go back to her bar.
As we know, sexual assault in America is on the rise.
According to a 2015 study, one in three women in the U.S. has been sexually assaulted in her lifetime, and the numbers continue to grow.
The U.K. government estimates that one in four women will be raped or assaulted by someone they know.
And, according to Fox, this is happening because of the patriarchy.
“The idea that women are objects, objects of sexual desire, and men are the primary producers of sexual violence in the country, that’s not true,” he said.
“The idea of rape is not as simple as, ‘This is how women are meant to be treated.’
Rape is about power and power dynamics, and there are powerful women that do not want to be dominated.”
The “Judge,” which debuted on Netflix in December, follows Pete, a former police officer and ex-convict who is sent to investigate the allegations against a woman who claims she was raped at a party.
He encounters several women who accuse Pete of sexual misconduct, and eventually learns that they were actually part of a conspiracy.
The series is currently in its fourth season.
It has been downloaded more than 14 million times.
The “Law & Order” franchise is currently airing on NBC.