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From The Beatles to Maroon 5, rape culture runs deep within our music videos

The song and its music video display a man so obsessed with a woman he resorts to stalking, a clear invasion of privacy, in some strange attempt to display his unbridled desire. 

As Jared Keller wrote at Mic, this video might be a catchy anthem, but it’s disturbing: “His stalking too closely recalls the experiences of female undergrads at Columbia University, who are fighting an uphill battle with the administration to take sexual assault seriously; his voyeuristic photography too closely reminds us of the recent spate of celebrity nude leaks and the sexual threats suffered by women everywhere when they speak out against misogyny, online and off.”

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Again .Mic provides us with up front honesty as it looks at the prevailing rape culture in our music and the messages it sends to it’s listeners of all ages. 

Please listen to what you’re listening to and stay aware of what the music industry is teaching it’s consumers.

"Therefore, we will only be chasing our tails if we always wait to react to men’s violence against girls and women after there is a newsworthy assault that has occurred. Adults must work from the very beginning of a young boy’s life to instill and demonstrate attitudes and behaviors that emphasize healthy, emotionally intelligent, non-violent forms of masculinity that promote strength without violence, justice and equity for the self and others."

-Neil Irvin

Adults must work from the very beginning of a young boy’s life to instill and demonstrate attitudes and behaviors that emphasize healthy, emotionally intelligent, non-violent forms of masculinity that promote strength without violence, justice and equity for the self and others.
- Our Executive Director Neil Irvin