The female folk duo, and sisters, from Sweden First Aid Kid have shared as audio a song condemning violence against women and supporting women rights. The track ‘You Are The Problem Here‘ made available on International Women’s Day (March 8th) and is being released to all digital platforms today on Friday 10th. All the proceeds will be given to Women For Women International.
The song was written out of anger and a feeling of injustice after the duo had read a rape case where the rapist was given a small sentence compared to the crime he had committed.
First Aid Kit’s Klara and Johanna Söderberg:
Today is the International Women’s Day and the theme of the year is #BeBoldForChange. “You Are the Problem Here” isn’t a typical First Aid Kit-song. It’s angry and direct. It’s a song written out of despair. After reading about yet another rape case where the perpetrator was handed a sentence which did not at all reflect the severity of his crime we felt upset and vengeful. We were, and are, sick of living in a society where the victims of rape are often blamed for the horrible thing that has been done to them. Our message is clear and should not be controversial in the least: if you rape, you are the problem. Alcohol is not the problem. So called “youth culture” is not the problem. You are. And you always have a choice.