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December 17, 2018

Viral parody song mocks President Trump’s remarks suggesting it’s a ‘scary time for young men’

October 10, 2018
US President Trump participates in the swearing-in ceremony of Brett Kavanaugh (R) as Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court at the White House in Washington, DC October 8, 2018. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP/Getty Images)

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court has spawned a ukulele-backed bop that takes aim at President Trump’s recent comments suggesting that it is a “scary time for young men” after the Justice faced decades old sexual misconduct allegations.

Lynzy Lab Stewart, a Texas-based dancer and singer-songwriter, recently released her song, “It’s a Scary Time for Men” on social media. Despite it’s catchy tune and easy melody, it comes with a biting message.




“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,” she sings. “I can’t go to a bar without a chaperone. And I can’t wear a miniskirt if it’s the only one I own.”

While Lab never directly mentions Trump or Kavanaugh, several of her lyrics directly highlight the allegations made against the Supreme Court Justice in the weeks after he was nominated.

“I can’t jog around the city with headphones in my ear, I can’t speak out against my rapist after 35 years,” Lab croons. “I can’t be taken seriously if I’m holding back tears. And I can’t ever speak earnestly about all my fears.”

The timeline she mentions is a seeming reference to how long Kavanaugh’s accusers waited to come forward with their sexual misconduct allegations. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford wrote to lawmakers in July that she was assaulted by the Supreme Court Justice during a high school party in the 80s while another classmate, Deborah Ramirez, accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her during a dorm party shortly after.

Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegations, along with those raised by Julie Swetnick, who claimed he was present at parties in the 1980s where girls were drugged and “gang rapes” occurred.

Throughout the two-and-a-half-minute tune, Lab juxtaposes all of the dangers women face daily with some of those men may be experiencing.

“It sure is a 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,” she sings.

But Lab isn’t just highlighting male privilege with her extremely viral parody song, it’s also a call to action.

“That’s right. Oh yeah,” she says thoughtfully before singing, “Cause 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 Nov. 6, so let’s go make some noise.”

Lab’s video — which had more than 32 million views by Wednesday morning — came just days after Trump issued an eyebrow-raising defense of his Supreme Court pick.

“It is a very scary time for young men in American, when you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty,” he told reporters on the White House lawn earlier this month.

“It’s a very scary situation where you’re guilty until proven innocent. That’s a very difficult standard.”




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