The Words of a Woman


Recently, I was scrolling through the “explore” feature on Instagram and came across a video of a woman who wrote a 2-minute song about the hardships women face in everyday life. The song lyrics and catchy tune struck my attention, everything she said was so unapologetically true. It was nothing big – it was filmed on an iPhone-some simple chord on her tiny ukulele. But the words she spoke painted a picture that all women in the 21st century can relate to.

She said things like “I can’t walk to my car late at night when I’m alone,”  and “I can’t go to a bar without a chaperone.” The rhyming lyrics paired with sporadic sarcasm offer a subtle shot at men, who are able to do whatever they please with little to no consequence: “Thank god your dad is the judge and you won’t be convicted.”

Perhaps the most powerful line is the chorus: “It’s a really scary time for dudes right now.” Trump recently said, during the Kavanaugh drama, “It is a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of. This is a very, very — this is a very difficult time. What’s happening here has much more to do that even the appointment of a Supreme Court justice.” This quote is implying that men need to be careful when doing things they shouldn’t be doing in the first place.

As for Donald Trump, how could anyone trust a man who has called countless woman “fat,”  “pigs,” “slobs,” “dogs,” and “disgusting animals” in addition to his most heinous comment:

“Yeah, that’s her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.  Grab ’em by the p—-y. You can do anything.”

Donald Trump is an unfair, and old-timey, setback for America. He shouldn’t have any say in how a woman should be or feel. How would he know? He is a white man born into a society with everything handed to him on a silver platter.

The fact that he has publicly admitted to cheating on his wife is horrendous, he had no shame about it, which made a bad situation worse. I  feel for anyone that is forced to be near him.  Being a woman and hearing the things he has said are enough to make anyone uncomfortable.

Women are powerful. Our power is stronger when we work together. And when we work together, we cannot be stopped. Our voice shouldn’t be just women. Boys and men and people of all genders and all ages can help.

Anyone who is willing to see change for a better America can help. Will you?