20 Songs That Say ‘Me Too’

Future and Younger Thug shocked the rap world with their joint mixtape Super Slimey this week, and one of many highlights off the tape is the Offset collab “Patek Water” produced by Southside, DY and Rex Kudo. (The recent case of Brock Turner, the Stanford scholar whose sentence was reduced by a judge concerned about its impact on his future , is illustrative.) Post-punk greats The Raincoats refer on this track to a a lot-publicized rape trial in which a British Army officer acquired lenient therapy from a choose concerned about his military standing, and contextualizes that outrage inside a larger view of girls’s objectification.

On this gently redemptive music about restoration from Massive Thief — a response to Huge Thief’s “Watering,” which details an assault, presumably of the same lady — the band’s singer-guitarist and major songwriter Adrianne Lenker turns into that nurturing companion, serving to a survivor perceive that both her interior and outer world have without end modified with what she’s endured, but that she will be able to nonetheless see light.

Prompted by the recent revelations that Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein carried out such acts on dozens of girls over the previous 4 many years, the phrase ” me too, ” posted as a hashtag or Facebook status, did the same old digital-activism work of intensely personalizing a social and political situation that many might otherwise dismiss as “not my problem.” As some males posted, and a few girls of coloration argued, it takes a certain quantity of privilege to really feel secure enough to make even a two-word disclosure like this one.

Rihanna’s highest-rating tune on the 25-year ranking is “We Discovered Love,” featuring Calvin Harris , at No. 17. “What kind of love,” Eve requested on this music devoted to a pal who’d been killed by her boyfriend, “make you would like he would die?” The cycle of domestic violence included rape, and the rap royal included it as part of this cry for justice, which ends in a scenario of revenge.

A technique that males have erased ladies’s accounts of their very own realities is by treating misogyny as a joke. Downie wasn’t a morbid songsmith, but he did write a shocking amount about dying (“What can you do?/They’ve all gone/We’ll go too”). If you have found a quote or information item about the new U2 album, you are welcome to share it by emailing webmaster…at…atu2…dot…com.