SEXISM

To Hell And Back

Metal's Inclusive Future Looks Like a Zeal & Ardor Show

Representation of diverse identities is crucial within a changing subculture that still has so far to go (Plus new tunes from Atrament, Electric Citizen, Ragana, and more).
Kim Kelly
9.27.18
Essays

Let's Just Kill the Male "Rock Star" Persona Once and for All

The cases of bands like Hedley and Brand New show that men can't use their lifestyles as an excuse anymore in the #MeToo era.
Sarah MacDonald
3.5.18
Festivals 2018

Welcome to Girlschool, the Festival and Community Bringing Equality Center Stage

Artists Anna Bulbrook and Francisca Valenzuela discuss the triumphs and challenges of making non-male space in the music industry. Get ready for Girlschool 2018 this weekend with Noisey's exclusive playlist.
Andrea Domanick
2.2.18
Premiere

Jessie Reyez Debuts Short Film Inspired by Sexist Bullshit in the Music Industry

'Gatekeeper' focuses on a night where a major male industry player tried to pressure her into having sex with him to help her career.
Sarah MacDonald
5.10.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Jessie Reyez Calls Out Industry Sexism in "Gatekeeper" Video

The Toronto singer shows us the uncomfortable and awful demands women sometimes face to make it in music.
Sarah MacDonald
4.27.17
Noisey News

Read Bjork’s Open Letter Addressing Music Industry Sexism

"Eat your Bechdel Test heart out"
Lauren O'Neill
12.22.16
Op-Ed

Men Explain Music to Me

“Are you buying this for your boyfriend?"
Kim Kelly
11.7.16
Interviews

Cracked Foundations: What Happened to Kate Nash?

"I was surrounded by men that made a shit load of money from me. Nobody nurtured me, nobody gave a fuck about this young girl."
Tom Rasmussen
9.1.16
Features

Kesha Drops California Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke

The singer continues to pursue a similar case in New York, and delivered 28 new tracks to Dr. Luke's label in hopes of releasing an album.
Andrea Domanick
8.2.16
premiery

Nadia Tehran Gives the Middle Finger to Fear in Her Stunning Video for "Refugee"

"This is my history; right in the gap between the systems, belonging nowhere and everywhere."
Emma Garland
6.9.16
Interviews

This Is Why Wax Idols and King Woman Dropped Off Their Tour with Pentagram

Wax Idols' Hether Fortune and King Woman's Kristina Esfandiari explain the harassment they allegedly endured, and Pentagram issues a statement.
Cat Jones
6.7.16
Interviews

Who Says Girls Can't Find Music? We Talked to the Female A&R Who Signed Grimes

Jane Abernethy signed Grimes and tUnE-yArDs to 4AD and in this frank interview she discusses her decade's worth of experience, seeking out new music, and quashing sexism in the industry.
Emma-Lee Moss
3.18.16