Thursday, November 21, 2013

Church sermon

Not content with reinventing herself musically, Charlotte Church took up an invitation to deliver this year's BBC 6 Music John Peel Lecture last month and used the platform to weigh in on the issue of women and sexism within the music business. While she stopped short of echoing Sinead O'Connor's puritanism, she did argue that things have gone too far and that a video rating system is required, and also took aim at certain female artists who are complicit in their representation as two-dimensional sex objects. A full transcript of her superb speech - incorporating reflections on her own experience and, refreshingly, references to the likes of Julia Holter and Grimes - is here.

(Thanks to Matt for the link.)

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