A week later, he shows up in this video by Play-N-Skillz:
Literally, I can't even believe that this video has over a million views. Well, maybe I can, as we're all curious to hear the new song by the big names. It's just sad to see such a degrading, chauvinistic song rise to popularity.
"You got a big ol' butt, I can tell by the way you walkin', but you annoying b!#@%, 'cause you talkin' Shut The F*$& Up!'
You see peer pressure, guys exploiting girls through videos on phones, pools set up for white t-shirt water fights, and the harassment of a women who refuses to heed to their demands. THE WORST PART is that you also see females berating them for not wanting to "have fun" and "get low."
This video is the epitome of why we will continue to have a rape culture that blames victims and refuses to acknowledge society's (media's) role in perpetuating the submissive roles of women and the aggressive behavior of men. Not sure what's meant when you hear the term "rape culture?" Check out this article by Shannon Ridgway that poignantly explains it.
"Because if we don't understand the meaning behind the concept of rape culture, or if we have a skewed interpretation of the meaning in our minds, we may find it easy to deny its existence."
Take this new law in Michigan for example - it requires women in the state to purchase a separate insurance policy for abortion coverage, even in cases of rape or incest. Women must not only plan in advance for the (unfortunately likely) chance of getting raped, they must pay extra for insurance to cover the consequences if it does occur.
Turn down for what? Turn down for women. Turn down this nonsense being released as entertainment. Turn up when it comes to calling out destructive and dangerous messages broadcasting across our culture. Turn out to reverse misogynistic laws that fault women when they are victims of sexual assault.
Not sure how? Start here!