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Ask First

July 22, 2013

Ask First from Brendan Anckaert on Vimeo.

Just turned on to this brilliant reworking of the Robin Thicke creepy top-40 tune by a bunch of Canadian coastal queers…it’s all about how sexy consent is.
“”Ask First!” was written by J. Mary Burnet & Kaleigh Trace in response to Robin Thicke’s gross, unconsensual song and video “Blurred Lines.”
Art is powerful and we are in awe of rad artists who write political rhymes. Writing this song and making the video is one of the ways we’re doing our best to promote enthusiastic consent and sex positivity in a shitty, heteronormative, patriarchal culture that objectifies women, normalizes rape, and blames survivors for their assault because they had “blurred lines” or because something they said, did, or were wearing made their perpetrator “know they wanted it.”
We don’t want to have to listen to Robin Thicke tell us he knows we want it over such a damn catchy beat. We wanna dance to music that’s sexy and radical. ”
Lyrics and link to download HERE

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