I don’t usually do requests, Shedders, unless it’s to get a round in at the Goitre and Shovel, my local, but today is an exception. A sparkling moment in a sea of shitty bollocks.
“what’s the difference that’s made the difference?” you cry, as you have all been collectively trained in the manner of solution focused brief therapy popularised by Steve DeShazer and Insoo Kim berg. You clever swine!
Well, I happened upon this video ‘Rap against Rape’ that was tweeted by Saliwho.
If you’re so lazy you can’t be arsed to click on that link, PLEASE RECONSIDER. This is a video that is unparalleled, not only in its awareness raising that “rape is wrong” and that every one of all ages can be raped “even a simple child”.
Heavy Stuff. This is punctuated with some great mime by the dancers at the beginning. Miming the terror that might be on a woman’s face if she were about to be raped. Moving.
Apparently rape has been happening for ‘some time’ according to RAR, which was filmed in the early nineties, which makes it sound like it has been around since approximately 1985.
The ‘rappers’ are cunningly disguised as electricians wearing ‘dad jeans’ and moustaches meanwhile their angry sister, modelling herself on Yazz, stomps angrily in the background, occasionally shaking a fist, miming “what did I do wrong?”.
What didn’t you do wrong? That dance is just the tip of the iceberg. I remember my mate Liz doing a dance like that at the local underage disco. She didn’t get off with anyone that night.
Ah, I see! Effective.
Anyway, my pal, Sherby57, asked me if I’d write one of my famous short plays about ‘da issuez’. I’m not sure which issue he’d like me to raise awareness of, so I’ve chosen to use all of them. Possibly interchangeably. Not rape though. I think ‘Rap Against Rape’ have made the position on rape perfectly clear.
IT’S WRONG. DON’T DO IT. NOT EVEN IF IT’S A SIMPLE CHILD.
Ok here’s the short play:
person 1: Don’t do that, it’s wrong.
person 2: Is it?
Person 1: Yes. It hurts people/the environment/animals in some direct or indirect form.
Person 2: Really? I did not know that.
Person 1: Yes, it does. Can you stop it?
Person 2: Sure thing. Thank you for opening my eyes.
Person 1: You’re not even going to put up a fight?
Person 2: Your argument was very erudite and cogent, so no. And I fancy you slightly.
Person 1: Can you not put up a bit more of a struggle?
Person 2: No, sorry. I don’t like doing wrong things.