AS you might have heard, there was something of a protest this weekend. And when I say “something,” I mean what’s being identified as the largest demonstration in U.S. history. Of course, any protest of that size is going to have its detractors; people hoping to question the motivation and purpose of a gathering with this level of importance. Those people are assholes. Luckily, L.A. based musician MILCK has a perfectly succinct answer for those wondering why we marched.
As another amazing woman recently said, “Holy motherforking shirt balls.”
MILCK explains at the end of the video that the women in the group had met only a couple of days prior to the march, and had all been mostly learning and rehearsing the song on their own. Having done a similar thing for a dance flash mob for a wedding a few years back, I can assure you it’s not as easy as it sounds (our performance was not pretty). So, yeah, we should be impressed that a group of essentially strangers were able to create that kind of sound on so little practice.
And before anyone starts arguing shameless self-promotion, shove it. This musician had a personally written song dealing with her own abuse and struggles with depression and anorexia. Or, you know, the artistic rendering of issues women all of the world have dealt with, and the proclamation that we would not sit silently by and allow those and other forces to destroy us. If you’re going to go after her for bringing her anthem to the march, you better go after a shitton of other artists who loudly insist that they have something to say. I, in the meantime, will be listening to the song on repeat while scrolling through march photos, and planning my next move. I’m going to be a one woman riot.