Yesterday, New York-based rapper and activist, Mysonne, was arrested in front of the U.S. Supreme Court today for protesting the Brett Kavanaugh nomination.
According to Complex, the rapper who has been vocal about his campaign against rape culture spoke with journalist Chuck Modi about his reason for protesting Kavanaugh’s nomination, why he thinks the nomination signifies the normalisation of sexual assault.
“I’m here today because I thought it’s imperative that men don’t only stand with women, but they stand for women, and by standing for women, we have to acknowledge that there’s a culture of sexual violence – rape culture – that men have benefited from,” he said.
Adding, “For it to change, men have to change it. We all look at [Brett] Kavanaugh, and we see some similarities with things that have happened in our lives. We’ve traumatized some women in a way that we might not even acknowledge because it’s normalized. And then you realize and listen to these stories of these women; you realize that they’ve been damaged as a result of the things that we took as normal. That comes with accountability.I might not have raped a woman, but I’ve done something that may have traumatized her as a man. That’s why I’m out here.”
Watch him speak poignantly below.
'We all look at Kavanaugh and we see some similarities to things that happened in our lives.' — This man perfectly described what it means to live in a rape culture pic.twitter.com/2CmjgEITe2
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 6, 2018
The rapper also shared the photo of him being cuffed by the police for protesting.
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Today I stood wit Brave MEN!! MEN who decided they werent going to do Nothing! MEN who didnt sit home and critique and Criticize!!! MEN who at a very crucial and Critical time in American History decided they would Stand UP!! I hear so many people ask me why do I keep getting arrested , Why do I keep Marching it doesnt do Anything.. To those people I ask what does doing Nothing do?? Why do you do nothing and worry about those of Us who are on these frontlines Sacrificing!! I know everything we as Black in America have received was do to the sacrifice of those willing to die for our Liberty!! I couldnt be comfortable knowing i was on the wrong side of history. My soul isnt comfortable doing Nothing. For those of you Thinking what happened in This Supreme Court is Only going to Affect white people.. 🤔 Thats The DUMBEST SHIT EVER!!! Anything that Affects White People Affects people of Color 1000 worse. We will get incarcerated at even higher Rates!! We will continue to be responsible for only 2% of the wealth, BLack people we cant keep sitting home While these People Set The Agenda for your Lives, because you wont realize what youre losing until its too late.. 💯✊️🏾 #GangstButWokeAsFuck #SoulNotForSale #GodsWork #IworkForThePeople