So Hooman is all over Nancy's other problem, which is getting passports, and he gets really excited because he thinks it's a drug thing, and he tells her to go to Morocco, and how he can get her his number and like this, and she's like, "No, this is not a movie. Just passports." He says he can help with that, but that she has to send a man and the man can tell this fellow that Jaka sent him. (Right away red flag, because though Hooman is loveable he is Sketch Supreme.)
But why send a man? Nancy pretends to be confused by this, that it's a sexist thing and that there is oppression, because she just recently learned about it. Literally, in her life, she just learned that men are not only people, but people who are out to get you. And it troubles her! So while it comes off pretty racist that she's asking one Muslim why another and by extension all Muslims hate women, it's also a valid question to ask one man about another, and by extension all, men. And he answers for both, and when he does he tells the whole of all creation, and she will know it. This is the way it begins:
"You guys scare the shit out of us."
And while I don't think this is what the show was originally about I think it's been about that for a very long time, and for a very good reason, which is that it is totally true. Everybody comes from the same place, and without it nobody would exist, so every social rule between men and women ever created is about protecting it, regulating it, possessing it, preserving its power while taking away its power. The word taboo doesn't mean something bad, it means something so powerful and divine that it's terrifying.
Men spend their whole lives, societies, wars, cultures fleeing from the fact that it always wins, and will always win, because without it we're toast. As long as men have establishing power over the narrative where it's there for them, to buy and sell and fuck, to insult and to degrade and to take pictures, they don't have to think about the fact that it owns them. Completely.
From The Faerie Queene to Sharon Stone to Angelina Jolie, there's the story of the female vampire who steals the soul of the man's true beloved. Or the men go into the house and they don't come out. It's all about men because they don't understand stories that aren't about men, and men pay the money for the stories. But outside that general cultural narrative -- which will always exist, endlessly recreating itself -- there's the shadow economy we talk about, where select women who see the system for what it is are able to go outside that shitty mechanism and work it like a videogame.