Brilliant Video with a Strong Message

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Lynzy Lab Stewart

Lynzy Lab Stewart, Photo Credit: Pantsuit Nation

Negaunee, Michigan October 9, 2018 – Last night I came across the most amazing video. It showed a woman sitting and playing a ukulele, singing the most powerful message people need to hear right now – a parody of what it’s like to be a woman in today’s world. The song also mocks President Trump’s message that “it is a scary time for young men in America.”

She begins listing off things that women cannot do for fear of being assaulted. The sad and scary part? Everything she says is true, and none of it is “new.” Every line is something most women have been told all of their lives since forever that they either cannot do for fear of being assaulted, or as a reason why they were assaulted (deflecting the blame from the perpetrator and putting it on the victim). Or that yes, it sucks to have to be on the defense all the time but OH MY GOD think of the young men in America, it is SUCH a SCARY time for boys and men!

The woman’s name is Lynzy Lab Stewart, and she is fantastic. Not only is her message strong and imperative for everyone to hear, it is a call to action for everyone (but women especially) to VOTE on November 6.

Click on the link to view the video HERE.

I promise it is epic.

Here are the lyrics:

I CAN’T WALK TO MY CAR LATE AT NIGHT WHILE ON THE PHONE

I CAN’T OPEN UP MY WINDOWS WHEN I’M HOME ALONE

I CAN’T GO TO A BAR WITHOUT A CHAPERONE AND

I CAN’T WEAR A MINI SKIRT IF ITS THE ONLY ONE I OWN

I CAN’T USE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AFTER 7 PM

I CAN’T BE BRUTALLY HONEST WHEN YOU SLIDE INTO MY DM’S

I CAN’T GO TO THE CLUB JUST TO DANCE WITH MY FRIENDS AND

I CAN’T EVER LEAVE MY DRINK UNATTENDED

BUT IT SURE IS A SCARY TIME FOR BOYS

YEAH GENTLEMEN! BAND TOGETHER, MAKE SOME NOISE

IT’S REALLY TOUGH WHEN YOUR REPUTATION’S ON THE LINE AND

ANY WOMAN YOU’VE ASSAULTED COULD TURN UP ANYTIME

YEAH, IT SURE IS A SCARY TIME FOR GUYS

CAN’T SPEAK TO ANY WOMEN OR LOOK THEM IN THE EYES

IT’S SO CONFUSING, IS IT RAPE OR IS IT JUST BEING NICE?

SO INCONVENIENT THAT YOU EVEN HAVE TO THINK TWICE

I CAN’T LIVE IN AN APARTMENT IF IT’S ON THE FIRST FLOOR

I CAN’T BE WEARING SILK PAJAMAS WHEN I ANSWER THE DOOR

I CAN’T HAVE ANOTHER DRINK EVEN IF I WANT MORE

I CAN’T MAKE YOU FEEL INVALID, UNSEEN, OR IGNORED

I CAN’T JOG AROUND THE CITY WITH HEADPHONES ON MY EARS

I CAN’T SPEAK OUT AGAINST MY RAPIST AFTER 35 YEARS

I CAN’T BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY IF I’M HOLDING BACK TEARS AND

I CAN’T EVER SPEAK EARNESTLY ABOUT ALL MY FEARS

BUT IT SURE IS A SCARY TIME FOR DUDES

CAN’T TEXT A GIRL REPEATEDLY ASKING FOR NUDES

CAN’T MAKE HER HAVE SEX WHEN SHE’S NOT IN THE MOOD AND

WHAT GIVES HER THE RIGHT TO GIVE YOU ATTITUDE?

YEAH, IT SURE IS A SCARY TIME FOR MEN

GIRLS LIKE TO ACT LIKE YOU’RE TO BLAME AND THEY’RE THE VICTIMS

HER DRESS WAS SHORT AND SHE WAS DRUNK, SHE’S NOT SO INNOCENT

THANK GOD YOUR DAD’S THE JUDGE AND YOU WON’T BE CONVICTED

OH WAIT…THAT’S RIGHT… IT’S NOT SUCH A SCARY TIME FOR BOYS

THEY’VE ALWAYS HAD THE UPPER HAND

THEY’VE ALWAYS HAD A CHOICE

IT’S TIME FOR WOMEN TO RISE UP, USE OUR COLLECTIVE VOICE

THE DAY TO VOTE’S NOVEMBER 6

SO LET’S GO MAKE SOME NOISE

BOOM, mic drop. Take that, male privilege!

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