Rape Culture by Foul Crux
If he resists accountability, he should be beaten and removed from the scene. You’re a fucking waste; you’ve only got yourself to blame. There’s no excuse! Reject him! A rapist is a rapist by any other name. A rapist is a rapist, doubt he’ll ever change. A rapist is a rapist by any other name. A rapist’s still a rapist, I doubt he’ll ever change. I don’t care if he’s your friend. I don’t care if he’s your band mate. I don’t care if he’s your partner. A rapist is a rapist. I don’t care if he’s your father. I don’t care if he’s your brother. I don’t care if you don’t know him. A rapist is a rapist. Reject him!
“First, I want to acknowledge the fact that not only men can rape, abuse and assault. This song is about a specific person who identifies as male. When a prominent male member of a community perpetrates rape, often times people will choose his story over the survivor’s. People don’t want their image of a friend, a band mate, or respected punk hero to change, so instead of challenging him and supporting the survivor by holding him accountable, they let rape slide. They say things like, “I wasn’t there, I don’t know what happened.” All they need to know is what the survivor said. The survivor’s story is the only story worth hearing. If you ignore or deny their story, you are denying rape and therefore perpetuating rape culture.”
Bloomington, this one’s for you. I’m so over this accountability which just asks the perpetrators in our community to say the right things - and they aren’t even doing that. It’s time to rid our community of these people. Let’s get over this idea that our company will cure them.