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War on Women
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2018
Capture The Flag



The tune captures a dark moment in US history. It deals with three enslaved black women Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey who were experimented on by James Marion Sims. Sims is commonly referred to as the founding father of modern gynecology. The video juxtaposes footage of the band performing with flashes of images related to Sims and the enslaved women he violated.

Front women Shawna Potter made the following statement about her motives for composing the tune and making the video: “This song is about all the stories our country has buried or ignored. I wanted to memorialize Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey in the best way I knew how, through song, and the shooting of this video just happened to coincide with tearing down a statue of J. Marion Sims, the man who experimented on them and other enslaved women.”

Daily Dose of Protest: Anarcha – War On Women
Three names in place of all the ones that weren't allowed to speak
Thirty times they faced the wall while men practiced their new techniques
It's not black and white, but it is
Because the only records are his we can't drown in his ink
Don't forget these stories are linked

I wish these monuments were built with these important men inside them
Case in bronze and stone while they still breathe
At least when we see all these smug looks on their frozen faces
We'd know they were rotting underneath
Not doomed to repeat

Three years of exploitation, "that's just how it was those days"
Three statues celebrating all the bodies, all their pain
Forced to hold each other down, drugged to muffle screaming sounds
Not knowing who'd be next
Progress, but at whose expense?

I wish these monuments were built with these important men inside them
Case in bronze and stone while they still breathe
At least when we see all these smug looks on their frozen faces
We'd know they were rotting underneath
Please, it can't repeat

How long must we wait before these pillars of men crumble and fall?

Yeah, we rope them up to drag them down
To desecrate their public graves
Yeah, we lifted you up instead of your mothers
And your daughters, these women
Your wives, your maids, your servants, and your slaves

We're tired of waiting
The bigger the guilt, the harder they fall

13/2/2021 - 22:44



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