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Sexism in Music

Why It's Not Cool to Criticize a Female Musician for Not Being 'Ladylike'

Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.04.2015 | Entertainment
Joseph Erbentraut

Female artists, particularly pop musicians, are continually defined within parameters that are practically impossible to satisfy: Not too sexy but not too prudish, not too aggressive but not too meek, not too serious or smart but not too fun or "dumb." And it sets them up to "fail."

Björk On The Music Industry: 'Everything That A Guy Says Once, You Have To Say 5 Times'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.22.2015 | Women

It ain't easy being a lady in the music industry. Just ask Björk. In an interview with Pitchfork on Jan. 21, the Icelandic singer/songwriter discu...

These Female Musicians Have An Awesome Response To Sexism In The Music World

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women

It's no secret that sexism often runs rampant in the music industry. Female musicians have spoken up on the ways they're treated differently from t...

This Singer Is Sick Of Your Sexism, And That's Awesome

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.01.2013 | Entertainment

Synth-pop band Chvrches is currently all the rage, dropping an outstanding full-length album last week and even delivering a sterling cover of a Whitn...

Sara Gates

Is There Sexism In EDM? | Sara Gates | Posted 09.20.2013 | Entertainment

This is the second part of a two-part series on female DJs and the stereotypes they encounter. Read the first part, "Breaking The Myth Of The Female D...

Sara Gates

Top DJs Break Down One Huge Myth | Sara Gates | Posted 10.04.2013 | Entertainment

The Yousaf sisters are dressed in black when we meet at the lounge of a hotel on Manhattan's Lower East Side; Yasmine is wearing a tank top and harem ...

Singer Blasts Sexism In Music

Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment

Canadian singer Grimes is speaking out. Born Claire Boucher, Grimes took to her Tumblr account on Tuesday to confront issues of sexism in the music...

It's Time for Women of Color to Talk Back

Eva Shang | Posted 02.11.2013 | Teen
Eva Shang

As a member of the SPARKteam, I recently had the privilege of becoming involved in the fight against the degradation of women in the media industry.