women

Features

The Dollars and Desperation Silencing #MeToo in Music

Sexual misconduct is built into the foundation of the music industry. Our data and the stories of over two dozen women show how culture and labor conditions create a perfect storm for abuse.
Andrea Domanick
3.16.18
Noisey News

The Grammys Need to Accept That They Have a Woman Problem

A new letter sent to members is oddly defensive when the Recording Academy should just hold its hands up and do better.
Lauren O'Neill
2.16.18
Interviews

If You're Mad as Hell Right Now, You Need U.S. Girls

Meg Remy talks about her new album 'In A Poem Unlimited,' #MeToo, and only being an authority on her own experiences.
Sarah MacDonald
2.6.18
Op-Ed

Men Forcefully Kissing Artists Onstage Is Harmful Bullshit

A garbage human tried to kiss Alvvays' Molly Rankin onstage recently.
Sarah MacDonald
9.20.17
Op-Eds

Rick Ross Said Some Bullshit About Women

Rick Ross' 'Breakfast Club' interview is just the tip of a gross iceberg for female artists and journalists.
Lauren O'Neill
7.26.17
Premieres

Peeling's New Video Smears Menstrual Blood on "Wandering Womb" Myth

The Toronto rock band's lead singer and guitarist wander a Californian desert in bloody bridal gowns looking for freedom.
Sarah MacDonald
5.30.17
Interview

Fiver Honours the Forgotten Women of a Criminal Insane Asylum on 'Audible Songs From Rockwood'

"There are problems that come up in thinking about historical voicing and objectivity—about how we read historical sources as objective. I wanted to take on a voice that challenged that."
Sarah MacDonald
4.26.17
Noisey News

If You're Feeling Shaken by the Election, You Can Email Best Coast About It

Bethany Cosentino has set up an email hotline for those left feeling 'helpless' by the result.
Lauren O'Neill
11.10.16
Op-Ed

Season of the Witch: Why Music Needs Magical Women Like Stevie Nicks

From witch matriarch Stevie Nicks to Grimes, Florence, and HAIM, these women all use magical, feminine imagery to reassert their confidence.
Jill Krajewski
10.27.16
Op-Eds

Assessing The Risk: Austra, SassyBlack, and More Talk Gender and Lack of Diversity in Canadian Music Scene

"If there's anything to be taken from this it's that conversations like these will, sadly, always be necessary."
5.19.16
In Memoriam

Prince Wrote About Women in a Way That Most Contemporary Male Artists Still Can't

Women usually exist in men’s songs as passive objects, which is to not exist at all. With Prince, they were addressed with awe and empathy.
Emma Garland
4.25.16
Deep Ass Questions

Work in Progress: How Toronto Women Are Fighting Against a Sexist Music Industry

We asked some of the most prominent women in Toronto's music industry what they feel needs to change.
Ebyan Abdigir
3.9.16
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