- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Preparing for Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington, singer Fiona Apple and Brooklyn-based composer Michael Whelan created a chant for the anti-Trump marchers to use, Entertainment Weekly reported Wednesday. 

On the minute-long track, available online via Soundcloud, Ms. Apple, a rape survivor, repeatedly chants “We don’t want your tiny hands anywhere near our underpants” over Mr. Whelan’s instrumentation.

President-elect Donald Trump is sampled in the mix, saying “grab ‘em by the p—y,” a line from the now-infamous 2005 “Access Hollywood” hot-mic audio. The Soundcloud file has been played by website visitors nearly 80,000 times as of this printing.

The “tiny hands” reference dates back to a long-running feud between Mr. Trump and Canadian journalist Graydon Carter, who in the 1980s tagged the New York real-estate developer with the label “short-fingered vulgarian” in the pages of Spy magazine. 

In a January 1998 interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Ms. Apple addressed the trauma of being sexually assaulted at age 12 outside her apartment, including her subsequent recurring nightmares and history of troubled romantic relationships. “I had really bad boyfriends for a lot of times that had slight physical resemblances to the man that raped me,” she told the magazine.


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