After President Donald Trump made remarks in response to Dr. Christine Ford’s allegations of sexual misconduct against his Supreme Court nominee, suggesting ‘it’s a scary for young men in America,’ a female musician set out to clear the air with song that has gone viral.
Lynzy Lab Stewart shared a song titled “A Scary Time” in which she strums a blue ukulele while singing about male privilege and many reasons women have to fear men, ranging from being raped to feeling belittled for speaking out about sexual assault.
Stewart is a Texas-based singer and performing artist who goes by the name “Lynzy Lab.”
“A Scary Time” has a gentle, catchy melody; the song uses satire and irony to get its point across.
The song’s chorus is “it’s a scary time for men” — but the song is all about many of the challenges that women face today.
The words of the song don’t mention the president — but many social media users are definitely seeing the song as a response to Trump. After all, just last week President Trump told reporters that “it’s a very scary time for men,” since men risk being falsely accused of bad behavior. And “A Scary Time” ends with a call to listeners to get out and vote in the midterms this November.
“It’s a really scary time for boys and men right now. So I wrote a song about it,” Stewart wrote on Instagram Monday. Since then, it has had nearly one million views on YouTube and more on other social media platforms.
“It is a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of,” said Trump, who has been accused by more than a dozen women and even boasted about sexual assault. “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. It’s a very scary situation where you’re guilty until proven innocent. You could be somebody that was perfect your entire life and somebody could accuse you of something.”
Even if Trump has been heartless and cruel, Stewart updated her Twitter feed to allay any concerns.
“Just to clear up any confusion: I’m not here to delegitimize men’s struggles,” Stewart posted on Twitter a few days after her song went viral. “I’m just hoping that we can finally start legitimizing women’s. Regardless of what you’ve decided about me, I’m not ‘anti-men.’ I am, however, super ‘pro-women.’ You should be too.”
— Lynzy Lab (@mercedeslynz) August 31, 2015
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