This Ted talk I just watched shines a light on an important subject
Why we must stop dancing to the sound of our own oppression.
This ted talk articulated something that I’ve been thinking for a while, how often we ignore or accept lyrical content that is sexist, racist, homophobic or just plain ignorant because it’s become so normalised to hear it in pop music or simply because it has a killer beat underneath and a groove that we enjoy. I think she makes some really good points in this talk and I was shocked to find out that only 2% of music producers identify as women, which seems an incredibly small percentage when you think that the ratio of male to female performers is roughly equal. Thought provoking and worth a few minutes of your time, whether you make music or just listen to it, she points out that as consumers everyone also has the power to influence the situation through the streaming algorithms and being more conscious about what kind of music we want to support and listen to.