Sunday, May 11, 2008

SoNG: Fuck Off Sexist Pigs

Fuck Off Sexist Pigs
Written by hershe, Average Dyke Band, 1985
PeHP Source: Songsheets 1985; Average Dyke Band Dorm Room Recording, 1985
 

It’s not a question of gender you can say, but tell me, 
who does the raping and who gets raped?
One victim and a man, that’s all it takes.
And I ain’t got no sympathy for the rapist.
I ain’t got no sympathy.

I listen to wimmin tell their herstories of pain.
If he didn’t rape your body, you know he raped your brain.
Not one of us has escaped sexist reign.
And I ain’t got no sympathy for the rapist.
I ain’t got no sympathy.

A rapist comes in every shape and size.
You might think he’s only a pervert, did you stop to realize?
He might be saying “I love you” and looking into your eyes.
Well, I ain’t got no sympathy for the rapist.
I ain’t got no sympathy.

One out of a thousand rapist serves time.
It’s his patriarchal duty to keep wimmin in line.
You can bet if it was their ass they’d treat it like a crime.
Well, I ain’t got no sympathy for the rapist.
I ain’t got no sympathy.

You keep looking for Mr. Right but all you gain 

is inequality, confusion, power plays and pain.
They say there are a few nice guys, I’d rather just abstain.

Because I ain’t got no sympathy for the rapist.
I ain’t got no sympathy.

My Mama’s worried because I’ve got no use for men.
She thinks I’ll be a lonely old lady in the end.
Don’t fret it, Mom, I’ve got some great wimmin friends.

And we ain’t got no sympathy for the rapist.
We ain’t got no sympathy for the rapist.
We ain’t got no energy for the rapist.

1 comment:

  1. Inspired by helping to organize "Take Back the Night" marches in Ann Arbor, MI in the early eighties.

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