This Hilarious Pirate Song Is A Win For Feminism

Written by Emi Boscamp

These pirates would say "yo ho," but they don't say "ho." Why? "Because 'ho' is disrespectful, yo."

Comedians Key & Peele imagine a world where masculinity means not being sexist. In their show's Season 5 premiere, pirates trade in their aggressively alpha-male archetype for sexual consent and feminism.

In the very first verse, Peele chants:

I once met a lass so fine, she was drunk on barley wine, I’d been to sea for months a-three, I knew I could make her mine. And the lass was past consent, so it was off with her we went. We threw her in bed and rested her head and we left because that’s what gentlemen do.

The track goes on to support women's reproductive rights, too. A pirate impregnated his girlfriend and was excited about sailing the seas with his heir, but, he sings, "She was no fool. She was working her way through school. So, I did support when she chose to abort, because it's her body and therefore her choice."

It's a must-watch, because, well this is likely the only time you'll ever hear pirates chant about how word choice can lead to body dysmorphia.

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