Lynzy Lab, a young woman with a large social media presence wrote and performed a present and relevant song entitled “A Scary Time” (for Boys). After the song went viral on YouTube, Lab had the opportunity to perform the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live on October 11 alongside other women and a few young girls.
The song highlighted many real problems that women in today’s society face including sexual assault, not being taken seriously when they speak out, and the fear of having drugs slipped into their drink. The song also satirically responded to the opposing viewpoint of many people who are scared that any woman could accuse a man of sexual assault or harassment with no evidence. Some of the songs most prominent lyrics include:
“I can’t use public transportation after 7 pm”
“I can’t be brutally honest when you slide into my DM’s”
“But it sure is a scary time for boys, yea gentlemen! Band together, make some noise”
“It’s really tough when your reputation is on the line, and any woman you’ve assaulted
could turn up anytime.”
While the song tackles all of these real problems that women face, the comment section of the Jimmy Kimmel video exploded with opposition to the song’s message, with a few supporters of Lab and her song in between. Here are a few that I found the most controversial:
Many of these comments are based off of opinion and political views, but they represent some of the most controversial views to the culture of feminism in 2018 and the #MeToo movement. Many of these comments fail to take into consideration the statistics on the sexual assault of women vs men. One comment points out that women already have all of the equal rights they need. They can go into the military and vote, and isn’t that enough? However, despite the comments and opinions, like Lab said at the end of the song, all that matters is getting out to vote on November 6!