You need to hear this powerful anti-sexual abuse song, released for International Women's Day


Swedish duo First Aid Kit went one better, however, by releasing a new song to mark the occasion.

It's called 'You Are the Problem Here' and is a powerful track denouncing men who commit rape and sexual assault against women, with lyrics like “All these women with their dreams shattered/ From some man’s sweaty, desperate touch."

They told Stereogum that it was "a song written out of despair. After reading about yet another rape case where the perpetrator was handed a sentence which did not at all reflect the severity of his crime we felt upset and vengeful," they said.

“We were, and are, sick of living in a society where the victims of rape are often blamed for the horrible thing that has been done to them. Our message is clear and should not be controversial in the least: if you rape, you are the problem. Alcohol is not the problem. So called ‘youth culture’ is not the problem. You are. And you always have a choice.”

Hear the song below:



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