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i knew it would be bad but i was genuinely shocked how little it is. must be like <5% or something of the performers are female.
let alone know their gender make-up. i'll take your word for it though
just clicked on their names innit
out of what? well over 100
are doing the important things back stage, like giving head rubs, ironing and cooking the food. Without them, the festival couldn't go ahead.
Seriously though, that sort of music generally has that percentage of female participation.
just a heads-up.
I say let him off this one
an obvious joke i thought.
I'm all for more fit birds being onstage anyway, compared to hairy, sweaty, ugly blokes anyway. Something for the eyes and ears, ay lads.
Keeping Riot Grrrrl alive.
.. about economic class, ethnicity and gender in a whole range of pop-music contexts. I bet, for instance, Pitchfork's BNM would do quite well on this front. But yeah, this Reading line up is - err - quite narrow in focus.
pretty half-arsed band naming going on there
Whenever we play gigs, it's always beside lanky, white middle class men who all sound the same.
do you feel weird in the scene as it is? do you feel like there are certain things hindering the inclusion of others?
there probably is something to be said about women not really having a proportional representation in rock music which has been the case for as long as I can remember and whilst Reading might have a dance stage it's still essentially a rock festival.
Of particular note is the photoshop work on festival posters - eliminating all acts without any women in their line up... It's not just Reading and Leeds!
and I quote, 'those interested in this thread'