Disclaimer: Experiments at lyricfancy are typically humorous in nature. With recent events in football and academia that touch on society’s value of women, I thought this post would be particularly timely.

Lyric
Boys tryna touch my junk, junk. Gonna smack him if he getting too drunk, drunk.

Song & Artist
TiK ToK by Ke$ha

Hypothesis
Men think it’s OK, normal to touch women without invitation.

Analysis
TiK ToK is a party anthem. Sunglasses, check. Pedicure, check. Ready to smack a motherf&#$er. Wait, what? In this ode to unabashed delight, Kesha prepares for the battle of uninvited touch. Men seem to think it’s cool to invade women’s personal space with wandering hands (or other appendages).

Love tap, arse smack, whatever you call it, it’s a crime. Groping refers to unwanted sexual touching. Laws differ by state, but this behavior can be anything from assault to a felony offense. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 32 million women will experience unwanted sexual contact in their lifetime. This figure does not necessarily include the 22 million women that are raped.

Prevalence of Sexual Violence, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

There are Internet forums dedicated to groping. Women and girls (c’mon, that’s super illegal) have to endure this harassment constantly-offices, schools, nightclubs, farms, just waiting for the subway. One victim recounts:

“As I moved toward the open doors, some middle-aged man with a Walkman grabbed me by the ass cheeks and herded me onto the train.

Even the man whose specific responsibility it is to help sexual assault victims in the U.S. Army was accused of groping a colleague.

Let’s not just chastise the good old U. S. of A. for the non-consensual contact.

Italian men regularly pinch women’s backsides. Japan implemented women-only subway cars to try to combat the problem. Austria struck down legislation that would outlaw groping (the entire freakin’ government has sanctioned putting hands on women). One in three UK schoolgirls has experienced unwanted sexual contact.

Illegality doesn’t discriminate based on ethnicity, socio-economic status, education, or whatever other category you can think of. Celebrities are not immune. Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland, Hayley on the hit TV series, was posing for photos in Australia when her breasts were groped by a fan. Beyonce’s derrière was slapped by a man in Denmark. Music artist Iggy Azelea stopped crowd surfing due to several attempts at digitally (I’m not talking 1s and 0s) penetrating her during concerts.

Conclusion
The pervasiveness of this problem demonstrates that violating women is commonplace. Status quo. Your mom, your sister, your daughter has to fight off advances in nearly every facet of her life. It is a CRIME!

 

 

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