I was recently approached by the organizers of an upcoming sexual and intimate partner violence prevention conference called the Tennessee Rape Prevention and Education Institute. They wanted me to present a keynote on making prevention education fun and engaging. As I thought over ways that the often (and necessarily) heavy work can be made fun, I couldn’t help but think of the power of the internet meme for spreading a message (whether silly like Lolcats or more pointed like Skeptical 3rd World Child).
So my friends and I rewrote the lyrics and we recorded the new version. Then I approached friends and random strangers on the street to lipsync for the video!
And here’s the finished product!