The women’s march over the weekend and the action last year’s march has inspired over the past few months has been undoubtedly moving. A record number of women, 340 to be exact, are running for office in 2018. People are, as the saying goes, fired up and read to go. It’s an exciting time and some people are so swept up in that excitement they’re making very questionable decisions. Not to get too specific, but one person in particular is Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe who released a song titled Stand.
Was this the protest song we wanted? Not...really. Is it what we deserve? Again, I don’t...think so? But if this past year has proved anything, it’s that we sometimes we must pray for the serenity to accept things we cannot change. And surely, it could be worse. Paul Ryan could’ve released a song. At least the intentions behind Scarborough’s musical protest are good. I think?
This song of course, follows the recent trend of men making music about things they don’t necessarily have to make music about. I am referring to the Keith Urban song Female of course. The song is a homage to womankind and feels about as breezy and uneasy as Urban’s highlighted mane. It isn’t offensive but leaves you asking, “what kind of person make a decision to do this?”
My only hope is that men keep showing up as allies to women in the upcoming months and that maybe they are so busy doing that they don’t have time to write well-intended but completely misguided protest songs.