“Ask Me Maybe” – A Consensual Take on a Pop Meme

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).

Since there have been so many recreations and lipsyncs of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” of late, I thought that would be a perfect way to engage folks in conversations about consent.

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!


One thought on ““Ask Me Maybe” – A Consensual Take on a Pop Meme

  1. Wow that is awesome! That girl Julia has an amazing voice! You never stop making me proud with your work my little brother!!

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