While perusing YouTube on a slow day, The Regrettes popped up in my “Recommended” section. Out of curiosity and boredom, I gave them a listen.
The song and video paired perfectly, and before I knew it, I’d spun the track at least three times.
I’ve had a real problem with “mansplaining” lately, and men not taking my feedback or input seriously. Now that I work at a concert venue part-time, I have a lot of men who think that “acting cute,” toward me will get special treatment. Even just a “hey girl,” can make my skin crawl.
Hearing lead singer Lydia sing, “You’re talkin’ to me like a bitch. Do you ever hear the way that you speak? Don’t have to be so mean just ‘cuz you’re weak,” is SO gratifying.
I’m tired of minimizing the poor behavior of others. Aren’t you? Don’t you ever get tired of downplaying inappropriate behavior to keep others comfortable? I, for one, am tired of sacrificing my own comfort just to avoid confrontation.
I think The Regrettes are too. Which is why I think I’ll be listening to them a lot more from now on.