Lynzy Lab | The 2019 MAKERS Conference
Lynzy Lab, artist and activist, performs her viral hit “It’s a Scary Time (For Boys)” from the 2019 #MAKERSConference at Monarch Beach Resort.
- Please welcome Lynzy Lab. [APPLAUSE] LYNZY LAB: Hi everyone. My name is Lynzy. It's an honor to be here. I wrote this song the day after Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in. [MIC FEEDBACK] Ooh. It's called, "A Scary Time for Boys". (SINGING) I can't walk to my car late at night while on the phone. I can't open up my windows when I'm home alone. I can't go to a bar without a chaperone. I can't wear a mini skirt if it's the only one I own. I can't use public transportation after 7:00 PM. I can't be brutally honest when you slide into my DMs. I can't go to the club just to dance with my friends. And I can't ever leave my drink unattended. But it sure is a scary time for boys, yeah, gentlemen. Band together. Make some noise. It's really tough when your reputation's on the line and any woman you've assaulted could turn up any time. Yeah, it sure is a scary time for guys. Can't speak to any women or look them in the eyes. It's so confusing. Is it rape or is it just being nice? How inconvenient that you'd even have to think twice. I can't live in an apartment if it's on the first floor. I can't be wearing silk pajamas when I answer the door. I can't have another drink, even if I want more. And I can't make you feel invalid, unseen, or ignored. I can't jog around the city with headphones in my years. I can't speak out against my rapist after 35 years. I can't be taken seriously if I'm holding back tears. And I can't ever speak earnestly about all these fears. But it sure is a scary time for dudes. Can text a girl repeatedly, asking for nudes. Can't make her have sex when she's not in the mood. And what gives her the right to give you attitude? Yeah, it sure is a scary time for men. Girls like to act like you're to blame and they're the victims. Her dress was short and she was drunk. She's not so innocent. But then your dad's the judge and you won't be convicted. Wait a minute. That doesn't-- that's really strange. Hang on. I just want-- I just want to make sure I'm getting this right. [INAUDIBLE] Carry the one. Yeah, no, it's not adding up. I guess it's probably not such a scary time for boys. They've always had the upper hand. They've always had a choice. It's time for women to rise up, use our collective voice. It's going to take all of us. So let's go make some noise. [CHEERING] Thank you.