On Jimmy Kimmel Live!, viral sensation Lynzy Lab performed her song “A Scary Time,” which she wrote as a response to Donald Trump’s ludicrous statement that, “It’s a very scary time for young men in America.” “A Scary Time” clearly spells out the threats women around the world deal with on a daily basis on account of men. The song begins, “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 it's the only one I own.” Lab, a dance teacher at Texas State University, goes on to lament not being able to use public transportation at night or leave a drink unattended. “A Scary Time” also takes a not-so-subtle jab at newly confirmed Supreme Court judge Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault by multiple women, and those who agree with Trump’s sentiment. Lab, who was joined by women and girls of all ages throughout the song, went on to sing, “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.” The direct shot at Kavanaugh, and nod to his accusers, came when Lab sang, “I can’t speak out against my rapist after 35 years.” The video has tens of millions of view including Ellen DeGeneres, who recently spoke about her own sexual assault, and retweeted the video simply saying, “Yup.” Mark Ruffaloalso retweeted the song saying, “Listen to women like @MercedesLynz to give you an idea of the world as they experience it.” “A Scary Time” ends by informing men of the privilege they’ve enjoyed their entire lives, whether they know it or not, and a call for action in the upcoming midterm elections. Lab sings, “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 six so let's go make some noise.”
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