Beyonce performs in Central Park, NYC, as part of Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series (2011). Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Women tend to have a hard time of it in artistic industries. Especially female musicians. You might raise your eyebrows at this. There are plenty of female pop stars out there, right? But when you look at the number of female musicians compared to men, there aren’t all that many receiving much attention outside of the pop charts.
It seems to be that women are only praised within the music industry when they fit a certain bubblegum teen queen mold. That’s not to knock the chart queens: they’re doing a great job. But it seems like now more than ever, we need to lend our full support to all female artists. Here’s why.
Russian protest punk rock group Pussy Riot is known for their feminist themes. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
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