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Charlotte Church Speaks Out on Sexism

October 17, 2013 | 0
Charlotte Church Speaks Out on Sexism

Think we’ve conquered sexism? Think again. Charlotte Church delivered a speech last week calling out artists who over-play the sex card. What is even more revealing than the skimpy outfits many artists choose to wear are the comments telling Charlotte to quit whining and sing. Where have we heard THAT before? Want to make a […]

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Women In Music By the Numbers: An Infographic

August 16, 2013 | 9
Women In Music By the Numbers: An Infographic

No, it’s not your imagination! Gender bias in music is a threat to our ability to support ourselves as musicians. Thank you to our dear friend Jean Synodinos - who put together this infographic and Sydney Clark, who scoured the internet researching data for this. Please share with everyone you know! Embed This Graphic on Your Site! Please […]

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Billboard Goes All Catfight

August 12, 2013 | 0
Billboard Goes All Catfight

Last week, Billboard Magazine asked readers to take a poll: which new album are you most looking forward to, Katy Perry’s Prism or Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP? MEOW asks – why can’t you like both? Or neither? The release dates are three weeks apart and each artist each has a very distinct set of fans. So why does this […]

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Infuriating Things People Say to Female Musicians

July 10, 2013 | 1
Infuriating Things People Say to Female Musicians

Apparently the US isn’t the only place where people (male and female) say incredibly stupid things to women musicians. Canadian feminist advocate/musician Steph Guthrie collected a whole bunch of stupid comments and published them on Huffington Post. A few of our favorites: “Girls can’t play bass because they’re not technical.” “Girl bassists are hot.” “You […]

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Abercrombie CEO Hates Ugly and Fat Chicks

May 9, 2013 | 2
Abercrombie CEO Hates Ugly and Fat Chicks

Mike Jeffries, CEO of Ambercrombie and Fitch, has come under fire for his corporate policy of only offering small-sized clothes for women at his store and his accompanying comments that he only wants the fairest (thinnest) of them all as customers. While A&F competitors H&M and American Eagle offer XXL sizes for both men and […]

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Grimes Gets Real About Sexism

April 26, 2013 | 0
Grimes Gets Real About Sexism

There certainly has been an uptick in news about music industry sexism lately. The latest bout with boneheads is courtesy of Grimes (aka Claire Boucher), who bravely took on sexism and condescending – even if well-intentioned – attitudes aimed at her. She wrote about unfortunate experiences on her Tumblr blog on Tuesday. “I have so […]

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Women at Coachella 2013 Were Mostly Off Stage

April 25, 2013 | 1
Women at Coachella 2013 Were Mostly Off Stage

Coachella is one of the largest music festivals in the country. It now spans two consecutive weekends and more than 60 bands perform each year. But a recent article from Buzzfeed (and a review of that article from Slate) shows that bands that include women comprised only about 15% of the bill in 2013. In […]

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Skechers Under Fire for Daddy’$ Money Ads

February 28, 2013 | 0
Skechers Under Fire for Daddy’$ Money Ads

Skechers has been getting stomped by feminist and mom bloggers this week over an ad campaign for their new line of sneakers aimed with a hidden two inch wedge called Daddy’$ Money. Using the $ for an S, a la Ke$ha, the product name and ads, say moms, are sending a dangerous and sexist message. […]

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PBS Debuts Makers Documentary

February 23, 2013 | 0
PBS Debuts Makers Documentary

Makers, a three-hour documentary that explores the impact of women in America, will premier this Tuesday, February 26th on PBS. This inspiring and ambitious project begins with the role of women as homemakers in the ’50s and covers the changes in politics and the daily lives of women stemming from the Women’s Liberation movement of […]

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Not Equal Yet – Not Even Close

December 22, 2012 | 0
Not Equal Yet – Not Even Close

It’s almost 2013 and close to four years after the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law. Surely, the gender wage gap has been closed, right? Wrong. Even with moves toward equalizing pay between men and women, men still make almost 20% more than women in nearly all industries. This is despite the […]

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