The Saudi Arabian music video “Hwages” (roughly translated as “concerns”) initially brought on a lot of controversy in the country and has now produced its way to the U.S. In the video, Saudi ladies beg God to “rid us of guys,” make entertaining of president-elect Donald Trump, and do a lot of stuff women just are not allowed to do in Saudi Arabia. Still dressed in traditional black niqabs, the three girls have colorful dresses and shoes visible underneath. They play basketball, skateboard, and drive bumper vehicles.
The video begins with a young boy driving the women around, since girls aren’t allowed to drive. As soon as out of the vehicle, although, they start rebelling, singing, “May guys go extinct, they lead to us to have mental illnesses.” The Washington Post points out that the song is primarily based on an older folk song with lyrics such as “may all men sink into oblivion.” So, we now have two new favourite songs.
The newer version requires on a far more political stance, which tends to make it even much better. It shows a cutout of Trump’s face behind a fake presidential podium that says “House of Men” as protesters wave signs with Hillary Clinton’s face crossed out and hipster mustaches seemingly representing the horrible male species.
You can watch the complete video beneath, and if you want to sing along, right here are some of the lyrics:
“May all guys sink into oblivion.
If only God would rid us of males.
May men go extinct, they result in us to have mental illnesses.”
You’re welcome for the new obsession.