Yes, Only Yes Means Yes

from by I Am Not The Universe

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She’s pretty as a picture.
Don’t you just want to frame her?
Put her under glass and on display for you Sad Puppies, you Gamergaters.

Little everyday turns of phrase
demonstrate your need to dominate.
Incidentally, that’s how we see,
it’s a fragile masculinity.

Are you afraid it’ll change what it means to be a man just to tell your sons about consent and that yes, only yes means yes?

When you insist there’s no connection
between your privilege and oppression
you wield denial like a weapon
and you cut off all discussion.

When you metaphorize the score,
you make the rapist feel the victor,
like adorned conquistadors
take by force and say it’s their reward.

Are you afraid it’ll change what it means to be a man just to tell your sons about consent and that yes, only yes means yes?

Yesterday’s mores, clichéd,
can’t repay the lives you’ve destroyed,
but you still say the world’s your oyster, boy,
and boys,
they will be boys.

Are you afraid it’ll change what it means to be a man just to tell your sons about consent and that yes, only yes means yes?

credits

from The Worker Bee, released February 3, 2017
Billy: Guitars/Vocals
Sean: Bass
Todd: Drums

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I Am Not The Universe Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A Politically-charged folk-punk/power-pop collective, I Am Not The Universe sings truth to power and afflicts the comfortable, even outside the prearranged free-speech zone.

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