Lucia Mencos, and I have a dream. A dream that one day, the most popular songs won't be the ones that put down women. Songs of objectification, celebrating infidelity and promoting sexual harassment towards women seems like a thing of the past, but is still as strong as ever.
So we made a movement. A movement to help equalize music in as many different ways and forms possible to see if they could help take steps towards a more balanced world.
STEP 1: EQUALIZE THE LYRICS
Step 2: Juxtapose sexual assault statistics with mysogynistic music videos
Lil Wayne’s “Bitches Love Me” is up there with one of the most derogatory songs out there. And with 279,853,370 views and counting on his music video, we decided to make a little remix of our own. By adding statistics of rape and sexual assault mixed alongside the visuals and words that re-enforce belittling females, hoping to enlighten a YouTuber or two.
STEP 3: WRITE LETTERS TO THE ARTIST’S MAMMAS
STEP 4: EQUALIZE / THE MIX TAPE
We created a solution so that people can listen to their favorite misogynistic guilty pleasure songs without the guilt. How? By creating a Spotify playlist of instrumental versions of the worst hits. Listen to it on Spotify!
Step 5: Spread the Movement
We designed glow-in-the-dark Equalize stamps for night clubs around London to use as entrance code and to spread word of Equalize the movement.
The movement is continuous as we add steps in the direction of awareness and equality.
Follow along on Instagram @equalizemusic