786 Tiny Hands
From The New Yorker
This week, in honor of
the Women’s March on Washington, Fiona Apple has ... an anti-Trump
song, “Tiny Hands.” The one-line chant is set in a programmed loop over a
sampling of the President-elect’s voice from the leaked “Access Hollywood” tape
in which he boasted about groping women. “We don’t want your tiny hands
anywhere near our underpants,” she sings over a drum-line beat, pairing the
vulgarity of Trump’s “grab ’em by the pussy” with the prudishness of the term
“underpants,” as if to echo in her rhyme the childishness of its target. Unlike
Trump, who wields his words like a bludgeon, Apple is hushed, calm, resolute.
But her words, like his, are blunt, infectious - designed to be shouted by
torrents of marching women.