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“Dead Men Don’t Rape” – Delilah Bon July 30, 2022

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Just a few weeks ago the US Supreme Court voted to overturn the landmark Roe vs. Wade case, which provided constitutional protections for abortions across the USA for nearly 50 years. The decision to allow abortion now rests with individual states which pushes America ever closer to the fictional land of Gilead in Margaret Attwood’s powerful dystopian novel, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. This decision is partisan and in my opinion reckless and grossly unfair. A woman must have the right to make decisions regarding her life and her body. The US Supreme Court Justices have taken that away. Not all the justices voted to overturn Roe vs. Wade, but five of them did. Just so that you know who these vile individuals are here are their names; Amy Coney Barrett, (yes a woman voted in favour of this), Samuel A. Alito, Jr, Brett Kavanaugh (although he tempered it with a desire to allow women to travel to other states to have an abortion, that hardly helps Brett, does it?), Neil M. Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas. I don’t usually wish harm and horrible luck to anyone, but I will make an exception for these five bigoted, evil scumbags. America, your democracy is far more broken than ours in the UK (although where you lead we will no doubt follow), when just five individuals can make a decision that takes away the rights of self-determination from millions of women you are clearly out of touch with reality. Wake up America, before it is too late. The justices who opposed this move, Justices Breyer, Kagan and Sotomayor warned that overturning Roe vs. Wade would threaten other high court decisions in favour of gay rights and even potentially contraception. On top of that, it is now crystal clear that guns are more important in America than women are.

Millions of people across the world have expressed their anger and concern over this decision including Delilah Bon (the alter ego of the obscenely talented Lauren Tate) who is a passionate advocate for women’s and minority rights and is not afraid to be very vocal in support of those rights. Unsurprisingly, Delilah Bon has a lot to say about what has happened to women’s rights in the USA. She has unleashed her righteous fury on rapists and the mostly old white men that make these vile decisions in her new single “Dead Men Don’t Rape”. Here is what she had to say about the USA Supreme Court decision and the new track. “After Roe vs Wade was overturned in the USA, I saw the very real aftermath on social media. So many women feeling completely helpless knowing their human right to bodily autonomy had been stripped from them. It made me think of how the system was failing women and those with uterus’ so badly, especially with such high cases of rape and the majority of those cases not resulting in convictions. Not only are the victims being punished in a system that’s meant to protect them, the punishment of illegal abortion in many countries is worse than that of actual rapists. It’s heartbreaking to see cases of women and girls killing their rapists in self-defence and spending their life behind bars because the system would not protect them. I wrote, mixed and produced this song in three days after being so deeply hurt by everything that’s happening right now.” She is absolutely right, why should women be punished for having an abortion? And why the hell do some rapists get less of a sentence than a woman forced to have an illegal abortion? Protest songs are so much better when the delivery has passion, intelligence and anger and on “Dead Men Don’t Rape” Delilah Bon has all three in abundance. The lyrics are stark, and powerful and should hit a nerve at misogynists everywhere. Although given the nature of misogynists they sadly probably won’t. While women’s and LGBTQ+ rights are being stripped away in this so-called civilised world the planet needs Delilah Bon. Everyone should be more Delilah, that is surely a way to help change the world and make it a better place. Be angry when need to be, but direct that anger at the right things. I have copied the lyrics to the track below the YouTube link, they are perhaps Delilah’s most powerful words to date.

You can see Delilah Bon on tour in the UK soon. Check out the dates below. I will be at the Leeds show on 1st October;

DEAD MEN DON’T RAPE
Lyrics & Music Written by Delilah Bon

Dead men don’t rape
Dead men don’t rape
Dead men don’t rape
They get so offended when I say
Dead men don’t rape
But where is their anger when I say
Women are women are women are dying?
This is my body
My body is mine don’t belong to the government
This is my body
It’s mine to decide what the fuck I can do with it
This is my body
My right to decide is my right to my freedom
This is my body yeah yeah
Not just a body yeah
They’re starting a war creating a scene
My body is not just a playground
For men with their guns religion and greed
They’re taking our freedom to breed now
If freedom to choose is taken away
How many more babies will die now?
How many women will die now?
Tell me how many more people will die now?
It’s never been pro life only been pro white
Black mothers fighting for justice
And what about babies you wanna save them?
You only care when they’re unborn
But you’re from the uk doesn’t affect you?
But in the same ship we’re sinking
Untapped is the anger feminist power
A new generation are screaming no
Dead men don’t rape
Dead men don’t rape
You get so offended when I say
Dead men don’t rape
But where is your anger when I say
Women are women are women are dying?
This is my body
My body is mine don’t belong to the government
This is my body
It’s mine to decide what the fuck I can do with it
This is my body
My right to decide is my right to my freedom
This is my body yeah yeah
I am somebody yeah
All of these men do it in secret
Not ready to be a father
So where are their voices where is their anger?
Acting like it doesn’t matter
Punish the victim making her suffer
Nobody even believed her
Now she is pregnant having his baby
Raped by her very own father
Oh i wanna scream
Scream til I break
They say i’m over reacting
But how can i smile put on a face
When all my sisters are dying?
But free are the rapists child molesters walking round
Tasting their freedom
Because of the system no more abortions
And fuck all the children that need them
Dead men don’t rape
Dead men don’t rape
You get so offended when I say
Dead men don’t rape
But where is your anger when I say
Women are women are women are dying?
Women are dying
And every day my thoughts have been spiralling
How many rights will they take from the women
Non binary trans people? Violence?
Is it the answer?
Maybe it is and they’re scared we’ll discover
The strength of our feminine power
The strength of our anger in numbers
We are the witches they burned at the stake
Black brown indigenous women replaced
With voices of only white women today
Who don’t know the struggles that these women face
But this generation is ready to change
We stand with our sisters of every race
We understand racism still has it’s place
In oppressing so many young women today
So keep your politics out of my uterus
And your hands off my body
Excuse me mr people are dying
People are people are people are dying
My body my choice my future
Keep your hands off my body
Excuse me mr women are dying
Women are women are women are dying
And when a guns got more fucking rights that a girl
Keep your politics out of my body
Excuse me mr children are dying
Children are children are children are dying
My body my choice my future
Keep your hands off my body
Women are dying women are dying
Women are women are women are dying
This generation has the tools to push for a brighter future
Where victims are not punished in a system that is meant
to protect them
Women,
trans, non binary and people with uterus’s will have the
rights to their own bodies
And rapists will not walk free anymore no
No
Dead men don’t rape
What the fuck
Dead men don’t rape
No
Dead men don’t rape
Dead men don’t rape

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