A few days ago a dancer and singer-songwriter from Texas, Lynzy Lab Stewart, created a video mocking President Trump's statement that it is a "scary time" for men. Trump's statement came after Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault.
"It is a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of," Trump said. "This is a very, very -- this is a very difficult time. What's happening here has much more to do than even the appointment of a Supreme Court justice."
Stewart's song, titled "A Scary Time," focuses on what it's like for women in America.
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.
I can’t wear a mini skirt if its the only one I own.
I can't use public transportation after 7p.m.
I can't be brutally honest when you slide in my DMs.
I can't go to the club to dance with my friends
And I can't leave my drink unattended.
But it sure is a scary time for boys.
Yeah, gentleman, band together, make some noise.
It's really tough when your reputation's on the line.
And a woman you assaulted could show up at any time.
Yeah, it sure is scary time for guys.
Can't speak to any woman or look her 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 pajamas when I answer the door.
Can't have another drink even if I want more.
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, even if I'm holding back tears.
I can't speak earnestly about all these fears.
Because it sure is a scary time for dudes.
Can't text a girl repeatedly asking for nudes.
Can't make a girl have sex when she's not in the mood.
And what gives her the right to give you attitude?
Yeah, it sure is scary time for men.
Girls like to act like you're to blame when you're the victim.
Her dress was short and she was drunk.
She's not so innocent.
Thank God your dad is the judge and you won't be convicted.
Oh, oh yeah. That's right.
Because 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, to use our collective voice.
The day to vote is November 6th.
Is this girl for real?
First of all, no one is stopping her from living on a first floor apartment or jogging with headphones in. No one is stopping her from leaving her drink unattended or going to the club with her friends. She chooses to make those decisions. She chooses to take safety precautions. You know why? It's not because every single man out there is bad. It's because there are bad people out there.
I know this will come as a surprise to liberals, but there are – gasp – evil women out there too! Men aren't the only ones who commit crimes like rape and domestic violence. They should know this considering they claim to be the party who speaks for minorities (and victims).
I don't understand why feminists are all about building women up, wanting to empower women to be independent and self-sufficient yet at the same time we have to be scared, helpless and constantly afraid of our lives? Contradictory much?
Telling our youth that women should hate men and vice versa is not only immoral but it's culturally damaging.
Telling our youth that a man must be pro-woman (whatever the hell that means) in order to be a "real man" is just...dumb. What constitutes a man that's pro-woman? Is it a man that protects and loves the woman he's with? Or does the man have to walk around with a bright pink p*ssy hat and a sign in hand to prove that he's "pro-woman?"
What happened to having respect for one another? That's what this comes down to. There's absolutely nothing wrong with men and women respecting and loving one another. It shouldn't be men verses women. It should be all of us standing up against bad people who do bad things. Outcasting half the population is a damn shame.
No one was able to choose what sex they were born as or what skin color they inherited. What we can decide is how we treat other people. And the first step towards healing America is to realize that there's more that unites us than divides us.