Donald Trump has a long history of supporting men accused of sexual assault. He’s done so by mocking women that have come forward with allegations while treating the men as victims.
“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, in support of then-Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
Kavanugh has been accused of multiple acts of sexual misconduct from attempted rape to exposing himself.
"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,” he told reporters on the White House lawn on October 2.
“It's a very scary situation where you’re guilty until proven innocent,” Trump said, not realizing that Kavanaugh wasn’t on trial, but going through a confirmation process. “You could be somebody that was perfect your entire life and somebody could accuse you of something.”
Trump has been accused by nearly two dozen women of sexual misconduct.
Dancer, choreographer, and singer-songwriter Lynzy Lab destroyed Trump’s comments with a hilarious and poignant song called “A Scary Time.”
The ukulele-backed tune calls attention to the the many reasons women have to fear men, from being raped to belittled for speaking out about abuse.
It's also a great explainer on male privilege.
“A Scary Time” by Lynzy Lab
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 DMs
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