Ask him why! Women Survivors Rap Group Videoclip

Let’s speak out! Let’s not blame or shame the victim. We women, we need solidarity. Do pass that talking stick… feel free to share this video. Subtitles will be added later on. Production and copyrights: Canto Libre Films, www.cantolibrefilms.nl, the…

Ask him why! Women Survivors Rap Group Videoclip

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Let’s speak out! Let’s not blame or shame the victim. We women, we need solidarity.
Do pass that talking stick… feel free to share this video.
Subtitles will be added later on.

Production and copyrights: Canto Libre Films, www.cantolibrefilms.nl, the Netherlands
Lyrics: Women Survivors Rap Group, with the input of ideas from women’s shelters all over the world
Lyrics support: Sanne te Pas
Original music: Gerard Jan Heering
Performance backing track: Josephine te Pas, Martine Bier, Cara Boerwinkel, Irma Dulmers, Gerard Jan Heering
Arrangement of the music: Sanne te Pas
Sound recording and mixing: Studio Peggy51, the Netherlands
Direction and camera: Sanne te Pas
Editing: Johan Twigt
Idea and production coordination: Suzanne van den Biggelaar
A song made for the Fourth World Conference of Women’s Shelters, 5-8 nov 2019, in Kaoshiung, Taiwan, made possible by Global Network of Women’s Shelters

Lyrics
Ask him why

I’ll be honest with you, so listen to me
We women, we need more solidarity
I remember my mum, I was just a little girl
Dad used to beat her up and yell at her
I managed to hide, she believed I didn’t hear
I never talked about it, but my heart was full of fear
He used to say she’s stupid, he used to call her dumb
I swore that I would never ever be like my mum

Me too, you too
we had a man like that
he was my sweety
but a hitman too!
(2x)

Yes me too, I had a man like that
From the moment we got married, I belonged to him he said
He thought he owned my body, he thought he owned my soul
He wanted to show that he was in control
My freedom had gone, I kept asking why
My self-respect faded, my soul started to die
Whatever went wrong, I was blamed
I was lazy, crazy, ugly, and I felt so ashamed

Defend our rights
No victim blaming
No victim shaming
Are you listening?
(2x)

Don’t ask me why I stay with him,
listen to my suggestion
Ask him why he abuses me,
that would be a better question
Why my in-laws temper him
Why society protects him
Why he rapes me when he’s drunk
and I have to satisfy him

I want to share my story
I want to share my pain
I want to hear your story too
I’m sure we felt the same
I’m sure we felt the same
I’m sure we felt the same

2 x chorus “Defend our rights”

Proud to be me again
Strong again and free again
No more veiling of my feelings
Proud to be me again
Strong again and free again
We decided to speak out, to speak out, to speak out

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