In the November 30th episode of South Park, the writers explore and lampoon troublesome left-wing issues of “gender” workplace politics in 2017.
The problem begins when South Park Elementary gets a new Vice Principal, hilariously named Strong Woman. Strong Woman’s presence turns out to be worrisome for PC Principal, because he finds himself having uncontrollable feelings for her. This is unacceptable, of course, since Strong Woman is PC Principal’s coworker.
Making matters worse, every time Strong Woman appears, PC Principal hears Hootie & the Blowfish’s “Hold My Hand.” PC Principal goes to the doctor, determined to get the song — and Strong Woman — out of his head.
The doctor’s appointment brings bad news: according to the diagnosis, PC Principal does in fact have feelings for Strong Woman, a notion which he indignantly protests:
“We work in the same place, so it’d be impossible for me to like her.”
Troubled by this turn of events, PC Principal consults Mr. Mackey, the school counselor. Irate, Mackey asks:
“Are you out of your [bleeping] mind?! Asking if a coworker is available in today’s times?!”
The immediate response, according to Mackey, is a workshop for the staff. To that end, he meets with Heather Conduct from human resources. Mackey and Miss Conduct attempt a role-playing exercise whereby they don’t flirt on the job; the two fail miserably, however, due to the chemistry they (no!) feel for one another. Suddenly, the school is hit with an emergency alarm, which presents PC Principal and Vice Principal Strong Woman with a dilemma as they go to make sure the kids are safe and find themselves facing a door:
PC Principal: I would like to open this door for you; however, I understand the gender-based biases that this could imply.
Vice Principal Strong Woman: Why do you need to open the door?
PC Principal: I don't need to open the door. I'd just be opening it and holding it the same way I would for counselor Mackey, a student, or anyone else.
Vice Principal Strong Woman: Somebody's going to have to open the door, or we could die out here!
The two both touch the door, thereby touching hands. Cue Hootie & the Blowfish.
With their absurdist take on leftist idiocy -- this time regarding contemporary sexual politics -- once again, South Park nails it.