Entertainment Dua Lipa Slams Gender Inequality In The Music Industry: ‘You Have Women Putting On A Spectacle & Critics Nitpick Every Little Thing’
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Dua Lipa discusses gender inequality in the music industry in a new interview with.
The singer says of the different pressures placed on male and female artists: “I remember going to a show by… a male artist that actually doesn’t do anything on stage. And they got this stellar five-star review.
"But then you have women who get up on stage and they're practically doing cartwheels, costume changes -- it’s a spectacle. And then [reviewers] nitpick every little thing.”
Lipa adds of the number of females working behind the scenes in the industry: “There is a massive problem -- that maybe starts in schools -- in which girls aren’t necessarily encouraged to play more masculine instruments, aren’t really encouraged to go into production, whereas men naturally fall into that path.”
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The musician, who has a very close girl group of friends, tells the mag: "I always feel it’s easier to talk to girls and I’m more open around female energy. Maybe if women in general had a little bit more of that in studios it wouldn’t feel so intimidating to begin with.”
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