Drop everything you’re doing this instant. Margaret Cho just debuted her new single, “I want To Kill My Rapist”, on PerezHilton. It is a brilliant revenge anthem for sexual assault survivors, featuring an army of women and girls training to hunt down and kill their rapists. Cho has always been bluntly open about her history with sexual assault and how critical it is to have a truly open dialogue about it.
Watch her video here:
On the importance of “cathartic rage,” Cho had this to say:
“I do not condone violence but cathartic rage has its place in art. I believe if you have been sexually abused, you must ‘murder’ your rapist in your mind. Abuse leads to self-abuse, drug addiction, depression, eating disorders, suicide. I want to kill it before it kills me. I’m grateful to all the incredible artists who went into the creation of this song and video, especially the young people who lent their fierce fighting talents. I can see already that kids are building a better world than the one we are currently in.”
Keep fightin’ the good fight, Margaret Cho!
Image via I Want To Kill My Rapist (screenshot)
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