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Friday 20 November 2020

Tables Turned On Donald Trump: Singer Anna Straker Attacks Gender Stereotypes Via Thought Provoking Song & Short Film

Opening with Donald Trump's notorious "grab them by the pussy" quote, Anna Straker's latest release attacks gender stereotypes and the attitude that "boys will be boys." 

It's a flippant comment that normalises misogyny and sexual assault, and in the process provides a lazy excuse and a get-out clause for inexcusable behaviour. 

It also reinforces the most toxic form of masculinity.

"'Boys Will Be Boys' is my feminist anthem to tear down the patriarchy," explains Anna. 

"After recovering from a sexual assault last year, I realised what men are really capable of and this sarcastic anthem is my angry response to the double standards we face as women. 

"I want to squash these stereotypes with my big platform boots and remind the world that women are more than sexual objects."

That statement informs the track's provocative accompanying film, which was directed by Kassandra Powell


It shows Anna and her squad turning the tables on Trump, first kidnapping him and then subjecting him to aggravated humiliation. 

It's a bold reversal of power, carried out while looking cool as can be in platform boots.

The song is an uncompromising statement, stirring electro-pop power, boisterous hip-hop rhythms and an industrial intensity into her most singular track to date. 

She matches that genre-blurring invention with a vital lyrical statement.  

Check-out Anna Straker on Spotify HERE.

by: Mike Cobley




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